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Defamation suit against PC for `saffron terror` remark

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 00:07

Ahmedabad: A defamation suit was filed today
against Union Home Minister P Chidambaram for his `saffron
terrorism` remarks.

One Swami Nijanand Tirth of Patan district has filed the
complaint under IPC Sections 499 and 500 (defamation) in the
court of Metropolitan Magistrate G C Gamit.

Tirth has contended in his complaint that action should
be taken against Chidambaram as he has "hurt" the sentiments
of Hindu saints by using the term `saffron terrorism`.

He said saffron colour is the symbol of Hindu religion
and saints across the country wear attire of the same colour.
Tirth also said saffron was symbol of peace, sacrifice and God
and those trying to demean it should be punished.

The court has admitted Tirth`s complaint and would hear
the case on September 6.

In his speech at a conference of police chiefs held in
Delhi on August 25, Chidambaram had said "...there is the
recently uncovered phenomenon of saffron terrorism that has
been implicated in many bomb blasts of the past."


First Published: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 00:07

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