Batla House shootout: Diggy to appease UP Muslims

Written by: Ria
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Digvijay Singh
New Delhi, Jan 12: Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh has once again used the Batla House encounter case to appease the Muslim communities in Uttar Pradesh.

The young Muslims showed their anger against Rahul Gandhi by waving black flags and the Ulema Council burnt his effigy at Azamgarh on Wednesday.

Digvijay Singh reiterated that the Batla House encounter was fake. Adding to that, he said that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh believed that it was true.

"The prime minister and home minister were of the view that the encounter was true. That's why I did not press it further," Singh said.

Police had killed two men in an encounter, whom they thought were Indian Mujahideen terrorists hiding in a flat in Delhi's Batla house in Azamgarh.

Localites claimed that the two were innocent and it was a fake encounter.

Irked by the visit of Rahul, protestors tried to create a scene at the Shibli National College guest house where he was staying.

"We had already warned that if Rahul comes to Azamgarh without an inquiry into Batla House shootout, he would not be allowed to enter," said Aamir Rashadi, President of Ulema Council.

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