Ghulam Nabi Azad's comment linking us with ISIS shows Congress' bankruptcy: RSS

The RSS on Saturday took strong exception to Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad seeking to draw a parallel between it and ISIS, saying his remark shows the party's intellectual bankruptcy and unwillingness to deal with fundamentalist forces like Islamic State.

PTI| Last Updated: Mar 12, 2016, 19:01 PM IST

Nagaur: The RSS on Saturday took strong exception to Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad seeking to draw a parallel between it and ISIS, saying his remark shows the party's intellectual bankruptcy and unwillingness to deal with fundamentalist forces like Islamic State.

"Azad comparing ISIS with RSS exhibits the intellectual bankruptcy of Congress and its unwillingness to deal with fundamentalist and cruel forces like ISIS," RSS leader J Nand Kumar told reporters here.

He said Akhil Bhartiya Pratinidhi Sabha, the highest decision making body of RSS, will discuss legal action on the matter.

"We are altogether here... Will discuss and consider legal action," he said.

Earlier, Azad addressing the 'National Integration Conference' organised by Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind in Delhi sought to draw a parallel between ISIS and RSS over their alleged attempts to divide communities, saying Muslims oppose both the Islamic State and the Sangh Parivar.

"We see among Muslims too, who have become reason of destruction of Muslim countries today... There are some forces behind it... But we need to understand why Muslims are taking part in it, why they are getting trapped.

"So, we oppose organisations like ISIS, the way we oppose RSS. If those among us, in Islam, too do wrong things, they are no way less than RSS," the Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha said.