Karnataka State Minorities Commission chairman Anwar Manippady has in a press release criticised Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde for his statement on terrorist attacks in the country saying that his motive was to strengthen the Congress’s Muslim vote-bank.

Mr. Anwar Manippady said that Mr. Sushilkumar Shinde’s false accusation made Muslims in India a target of hatred and damaged the image of the country. This also gives leverage to terrorist organisations in Pakistan, he added.