Cong broke all norms pertaining to respect, regard for judiciary: Naqvi

RAMPUR (UP): Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today lashed out at the opposition for criticising the Mecca Masjid blast case verdict, and said “the Congress has broken all the norms pertaining to respect and regard for judiciary”.
Talking to PTI here, the Minority Affairs Minister said, “Court verdicts have never been criticised before, but a new trend has been initiated by the Congress which is not acceptable.”
A special court yesterday acquitted right-wing activist Swami Aseemanand and four others in the 2007 Hyderabad Mecca Masjid blast, which left nine people killed.
“During the Congress rule, terrorists and anti-national elements were tried and sentenced or acquitted but the court verdicts were never criticised. Now, when people belonging to the majority community have been acquitted, the Congress, to gain political mileage, dared to criticise the judiciary,” he said, adding that Muslim appeasement had been the most favoured agenda of the Congress. (AGENCIES)