Jitendra flays Cong, NC for blaming BJP for Masood Azhar’s release in 1999

JAMMU: Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Sunday attacked the Congress and NC for blaming the BJP for the terror outfit JeM founder Masood Azhar’s release in 1999, saying the two parties “were part of the decision and will face difficulty if they go into the past”.

The Minister also defended the National Investigation Agency’s summons to separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, asking if being a religious leader grants one immunity from law “to receive hawala funds and encourage terrorism”.

Singh accused Congress president Rahul Gandhi and National Conference president Farooq Abdullah of suffering from selective amnesia of history.  (AGENCIES)