Shinde addressed the letter to the CM's across the country.
In the letter he said that the central government had received several representations that Muslim youths were being allegedly harassed by law enforcement agencies. "Some of the minority youth have started feeling that they are delibrately being targeted and are deprived of their rights," he said.
Singh also asked for special courts to be set up where terror cases could be prioritised. He stressed on the need for law enforcement officials to ensure that communal and social harmony while ensuring zero tolerance for terrorism.
He also said that if a member of a minority community was wrongly arrested, the person should be released immediately along with a suitable compensation and must be rehabilitated to join the mainstream.
BJP accuses Shinde, says he's playing votebank politics
Shortly after Shinde's statement, the Opposition was up in arms and alleged that Shinde is aiming at vote bank politics. There is no need to make seperate rules according to caste, the BJP said. General Secretary of BJP Rajiv Pratap Rudy in a press conference said: "The HM in his letter instead of Muslim youths, should have said any youth unlawfully."
The BJP also demanded an apology from Shinde saying that the HM must withdraw directives to CMs on wrongful detention of Muslim men.