HYDERABAD (AMN): The Congress government in Andhra Pradesh has expressed its eagerness to apologise to Muslims for facing mistreatment during and after the Makka Masjid blast in 2007 and thereafter.
The chief minister Kiran Kumar Reddy said in state assembly that if it was established that innocent youths of the community were deliberately harassed by police in the aftermath of blasts, the government was ready to apologise.
“We are ready to apologise unconditionally if any youths were deliberately harassed by the police," CM said while replying to a question raised by MIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi during the question hour in the state Assembly on Thursday. The CM also offered financial and other help to the innocent youths who have been roughly treated all these years.
Chief Minister however said that his government would not allow any ill-treatment to any citizen. "We are also concerned about innocent youth, not only Muslims but anyone”, he said.
Akbaruddin, has, alleged that the RSS and other Hindu organisations were behind the blasts and blames were put on Muslim youths.
Meanwhile, home minister P Sabita Indra Reddy said that besides the CBI probe, the government had commissioned V Bhaskar Rao Commission to look into the police firing that took place outside the Makka mosque after the blasts.
She said that the commission recently submitted its report and it would be placed before the Cabinet soon. “We will take action against those as per the findings of the commission” she said adding that the government was also awaiting the report of the Minority Commission, which was also looking into the matters.
She told assembly that the CBI has already arrested Devender Gupta, Lokesh Sarma and Swami Asimanand in connection with Makka Masjid bomb blast case.