Congress trying to politicise issue of terror: Rajnath on Ishrat Jahan

New Delhi, Mar. 10 (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday accused the Congress-led UPA government of having indulged in a flip-flop on Ishrat Jahan’s links with terror outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba and said the issue of terrorism shouldn’t be politicised.

“Not only India, but the entire world is facing the menace of terrorism today. Any issue related to terrorism shouldnt be politicised. Be it the Ishrat Jahan case, or any other such case, there shouldn’t be flip-flop by any government. But there has been a flip-flop by the previous government with regard to the Ishrat Jahan’s case,” Singh said in parliament.

“A terrorist has no caste or religion, he is just a terrorist”, he added.

He said, “David Headley’s statement is only a reaffirmation of what the UPA government said in its earlier affidavit.”

Singh said it is a conspiracy to frame people, as many documents on Ishrat Jahan are missing.

Former home secretary G.K. Pillai had earlier alleged that former home minister P. Chidambaram ‘bypassed him’ and rewrote an affidavit submitted to a court on Ishrat Jahan, the 19-year-old student killed in an encounter in 2004.

Referring to the change in the Home Ministry’s affidavit in the Ishrat Jahan case that did not refer to her as Lashkar-e-Taiba operative, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley while intervening in the motion of thanks for the President’s address to Parliament told the Rajya Sabha, “In the process you unbarred the entire security apparatus of India because you wanted to fix a political leader. Some day an investigation will take place on how internal security was played with.”(ANI)

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