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3-4 incidents don`t make saffron terror phenomenon: RSS

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 23:09

Bhopal: Mere occurrence of three-four
incidents cannot be termed as a phenomenon which is a
continuous process, senior RSS leader Ram Madhav today said
reacting to Union Home Minister P Chidambaram`s "saffron
terrorism" remarks.

"We believe there is nothing like Hindu terrorism or
saffron terrorism in the country," Madhav said addressing a
seminar on "Politics of Terrorism and Media".

Madhav said attempts were being made to create a bogey of
saffron terrorism by certain parties.

He alleged use of the term "saffron terrorism" was as an
attempt to divert attention from "jihadi terrorism".

"The term saffron terrorism was deliberately coined with
a vested political interest, so that no one can question the
government on the issue of jihadi terrorism," Madhav told
reporters after a seminar here.

"The ongoing probe in the three to four (bomb blast)
cases (linked to radical Hindu outfits) should reveal the
mastermind behind these incidents. Then only anything can be
said about them," the former RSS spokesperson said.

To a question, Madhav said there was nothing like
saffron/Hindu terrorism in the country. But it cannot be said
that terrorism has no colour as it followed certain ideology.
Madhav said when the philosophy of Hinduism is based on
the welfare of the people, it cannot be linked to terrorism or
fundamentalist elements.

The seminar was also addressed by `Saamna` newspaper`s
Executive Editor Prem Shukla and senior Congress leader
Mahesh Joshi.

Shukla slammed Chidambaram for the remarks and said
"Islamic terrorism" was coined after the 9/11 terror attacks
in the US.


First Published: Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 23:09

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