RSS pursuing `terror tactics`: Ghulam Nabi Azad

Hitting out at the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, Union Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Sunday accused the saffron outfit of pursuing terror tactics.

Last Updated: Jan 31, 2011, 09:30 AM IST

Jammu: Hitting out at the Rashtriya
Swayamsevak Sangh, Union Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Sunday
accused the saffron outfit of pursuing terror tactics.

"It was an RSS man who killed Gandhiji. RSS is
pursuing terror. It was involved in terror plots," Azad
alleged.

Addressing a function here in connection with Mahatma
Gandhi`s 63rd death anniversary, the senior Congress leader
said that the RSS` name has surfaced repeatedly in the
communal riots across the country in the past few decades.

"Be it Malegaon or Mecca Masjid blasts, Sangh
activists have accepted that it was involved," the former J&K
chief minister said.

Azad said it took the security agencies 10 years to
track the involvement of Sangh in the various terror attacks
which created a communal divide.

Praising the secular traditions of the security forces
and intelligence agencies, Azad said it was Hindu officers who
tracked the involvement of Sangh people in the terrorist
activities.

"We should praise the secularism of our agencies that
they never discriminated or tried to save the people because
they were Hindus," the Union Health Minister said.

Azad said that the majority population in India
believes in secularism.

"That is the beauty of the country especially when
compared with our neighbourhood which is in a total mess. See
the condition of Afghanistan or Pakistan where there is total
chaos.

"But look at India where every community is
progressing and moving ahead in a peaceful way," he said.

PTI