The State BJP has strongly condemned Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde’s letter asking all Chief Ministers to ensure that no innocent Muslim youth is wrongfully detained in terror-related cases and said it is against the spirit of the Constitution.

At a press conference here on Tuesday, State BJP general secretary and MLA C.T. Ravi alleged that “Mr. Shinde is trying to divide the people and the nation on communal lines.” Mr. Ravi said Mr. Shinde should be sacked immediately and letter written to the Chief Ministers withdrawn.