RSS defends Modi in Ishrat encounter case

Last Updated: Monday, September 14, 2009 - 20:08

New Delhi: Defending the Gujarat government
in the Ishrat Jahan encounter case, the RSS has accused the
Congress of portraying Chief Minister Narendra Modi as
anti-Muslim for cheating the minorities.

"The easiest way for seculars to show their so-called
Muslim love is to present Narendra Modi in a bad light ... but
Congress got entangled in the affidavit filed by its
government while trying to take advantage of judicial probe
report," RSS mouthpiece Panchjanya said in its editorial.

The editorial also defended the Modi government saying
the state government acted on inputs provided by intelligence

According to the journal, the Union Home Ministry had
termed the encounter as correct in its affidavit before the
High Court. "The Home Secretary is also terming the affidavit
as correct saying that it was filed based on secret reports,"
it said.

It also questioned the way the judicial report was made
public. "It is natural that questions will be raised on how
magistrate SP Tamang carried out such a detailed investigation
in 25 days to find out the encounter was fake and those killed
were not linked to LeT," it said.

The editorial said the Gujarat High Court has also
questioned the way the report was made public. "Why was a
report on such a sensitive matter not handed over to the
Special Investigation Team and instead made public," it said
and attacking the "seculars", it said "for how long will they
keeping cheating minorities by projecting Modi as

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First Published: Monday, September 14, 2009 - 20:08

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