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BJP, RSS Promoting Saffron Terrorism: Shinde
Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde today stoked a controversy by accusing BJP and RSS of conducting terror training camps and promoting "Hindu terrorism", setting off an angry reaction from the saffron parties which demanded an apology from Sonia Gandhi.

"One on hand we are trying to bring peace in this country. We are also taking steps against injustice to minorities as also against infiltration. But, in the midst of all this, we have got an investigation report that be it the RSS or BJP, their training camps are promoting Hindu terrorism. We are keeping a strict vigil on all this," Mr Shinde said at the AICC session here.

He said bombs were planted in Samjhauta express, Mecca Masjid and also a blast was carried out in Malegaon. In all these incidents, the involvement of right-wing extremist groups is suspected.

"We will have to think about it seriously and will have to remain alert," he said.

Attacking Shinde, BJP spokesperson Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi told reporters in Delhi, "Their (Congress') destructive mindset is reflected in the statement of the Home Minister. The statement he has given at the Chintan Shivir is very objectionable. It's not only unacceptable but also dangerous."

He said Shinde's statement was aimed at disrupting peace and harmony in the country.

The BJP demanded an immediate apology from the Congress leadership. "Sonia Gandhi should apologise. Rahul Gandhi and Home Minister should also apologise, otherwise there will be serious consequences. This is not accepted. Such baseless things when said by Home Minister amounts to giving clean chit to real terrorists."

RSS spokesman Ram Madhav said Shinde's remarks were "highly irresponsible" and made only to please his party bosses.

"If a Congress leader had said something like this it wouldn't have mattered that much, but if the Home Minister of the country is saying something like this, it is highly irresponsible. This is all about playing votebank politics," he said.

"We feel ashamed that he (Shinde) belongs to Maharashtra," said Shiv Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut in Mumbai. If the Home Minister has any evidence to back his remarks, he should show it, Raut said.

The BJP spokesperson also said that Shinde's statement has given "oxygen" to Pakistan-sponsored terrorism.

"Sometimes I feel that Congress has become a group of cowards (kayaron ki jamaat). I am saying because terror strikes are repeatedly happening in the country, terrorists are mushrooming here," Naqvi said.

Confronted by the BJP, Shinde later clarified, "This is saffron terrorism that I have talked about. It is the same thing and nothing new. It has come in the media several times."

Shinde's remarks were defended by several Congress leaders. Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh said, "It is not Hindu terrorism but Sangh-backed terrorism".

"I am 100 per cent with Shinde on this. This isn't a secret. I want to thank the Home Minister for saying what everyone knows but do not have the courage to say," party leader Mani Shankar Aiyar said.

"He (Shinde) meant right-wing terrorism. There is no Hindu or Muslim terrorism," added Union Minister Rajiv Shukla.

Shinde said that infiltration from Pakistan, insurgency in the north east and Naxalism were the main challenges before the country.

"Infiltration is from Pakistan, insurgency is in some states in the north east and Naxalism is another challenge. Environment is being created against peace but my department will do its complete work," he said.
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38/D-99
Jan 22, 2013
11:15 AM

All NIA has done till date is to leak as per the directions of Chidu. With all the mountain of irrefutable evidence which NIA keeps regularly leaking to papers like the IE, it could not file a charge sheet against Sadhvi for terrorism even after five years. And not one of the cases against 'Hindu terrorists' have gone to court even after all these years.

RSM, Delhi
37/D-86
Jan 22, 2013
10:34 AM

SHINDE SHOULD BE BEHIND BARS (just like OWASI) for SPREADING HATRED AGAINST HINDUISM

Ramki, Delhi
36/D-85
Jan 22, 2013
10:32 AM

The HATE MONGERING SAINT SONIA's REAL FACE IS EXPOSED NOW..

Shinde is just ,just a LAP DOG (hoping for being a Dalit PM in a possible UPA3 govt post 2014). His views represent the VIEWS OF SAINT SONIA, CLOWN PRINCE RAHUL , PARTY HOSTING PRIYANKA AND SELF MADE BUSINESS MAN ROBERT VADRA..

It is such a tragedy that Mahatma Gandhi, a true Hindu ahimsavadi, who fought for India's indepdence on plank of  Swadhesi ideology has handed over the country to a set of Westernized, Part Italian, Part British, part white elite corrupt dons, whose only religion is formenting hatred against Hinduism .

And 2014 IS THE LAST CHANCE FOR INDIANS TO GET RID OF THESE NEO-FOREIGNERS From the throne of power. Will we stand up and show the door to UPA? Or will we surrender meekly and allow the dictators of Saint Sonia cult to get on with their hatred against Hindu faith in full way?

May the voters decide...

Ramki, Delhi
35/D-46
Jan 22, 2013
06:55 AM

"Alleged Samjhauta Express train bomber Rajendra Choudhary has claimed that Hindu right-wing extremists planned to target former Delhi high court chief justice Rajinder Sachar in October 2006. The committee headed by Justice Sachar was to submit its report on the socio-economic conditions of Muslims before Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in November 2006 and the terror group, headed by slain RSS pracharak Sunil Joshi, was angry over the setting up of the panel.......According to sources in the National Investigation Agency (NIA), Choudhary revealed during interrogation that they had had carried out a recce in New Delhi for an attack on Justice Sachar in early 2006. However, the plan was reportedly dropped due to heightened security in New Delhi and as other members of the group such as Ramji Kalsangra and Sandeep Dange, wanted in connection with the Samjhauta and Malegaon blasts, pointed out that the Sachar panel had six more members.....Choudhary also revealed that after the accidental explosion in Nanded in 2006 at the house of an RSS activist, the group had come under the scanner of central agencies,” the official added." (IE)

 

Anwaar, Dallas
34/D-16
Jan 22, 2013
01:38 AM

 Shinde is just a pet.

The power behind is the Italian anti Bharat empress who is hand in glove with Pakistani jihadi terrorists.

Bharat is in mortal danger until this Italian mafia returns to, or is forced to return to, their fatherland.

Pradip Singh, STAFFORD
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