Role of institutions fostering militancy be probed: Moily

Last Updated: Saturday, January 8, 2011 - 18:26

New Delhi: Against the backdrop of the alleged role of some RSS leaders in acts of terrorism, Law Minister M Veerappa Moily on Saturday said there was a serious need to look into the activities of some institutions which were training people to turn them into militants.

"I know very well the kind of training given by some of the institutions in our own country which make a person militant. Ultimately he can become a human bomb. And that is a thing we seriously need to look into...the issue is how terrorism is born in our country and spread," he told reporters here.

Maintaining that terrorism born in the country needs to be rooted out by means of educating the youth at a young age, he underlined the need to introduce curriculum to encourage patience and love for fellow countrymen. "Merely eulogising the country is not enough unless he is a patriot with patience and love and trust for his own fellowmen...terrorism needs to be curbed from the minds of the people," he said.
To a question on the reported confession of Swami Aseemanand of his role in the Samjhauta Express blast, Moily said investigations in the light of the statement were on by the CBI. "We don`t want to interfere (with the investigations)," he said.

When asked about the possibility of banning RSS in the light of its alleged role in spread of `Hindu terrorism` he said terrorism cannot be defined as Islamic or Hindu terrorism.

"Terrorism is without any religion. Hindu and Islamic philosophy do not promote, nurture or encourage terrorism," he said.

Yesterday, senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh, a known RSS baiter, had said BJP and RSS must introspect and ask themselves whether they should support those fuelling communal hatred which has led to right wing extremist terror activities by Sangh activists.
The country faced threat from the fanatics` extreme ideology with religious overtones whether by the majority or minority community, he said.


First Published: Saturday, January 8, 2011 - 18:26

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