RSS` veiled attack on Congress on `saffron terror`
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Last Updated: Saturday, December 25, 2010, 22:29
  
Vadodara: In a veiled attack on Congress, RSS on Saturday charged utterances of some leaders about saffron and majority terrorism provided fuel to certain international forces' attempt to brand it as a terror outfit.

Addressing a public meeting here, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat alleged there "is a well-planned international conspiracy to brand RSS as a terrorist organisation".

The international community associates terrorism with Pakistan and not with India but utterances of several leaders provide fuel to certain international forces' calling RSS as an terrorist outfit, said Bhagwat without naming anyone.

The RSS chief's remarks came in the backdrop of recent utterances by party general secretary Digvijay Singh about RSS' alleged links with terror and Wikileaks revealation of Rahul Gandhi conveying to the US Amabassador to India that terrorism of the majority might emerge as a bigger threat than that of groups like LeT.

Claiming RSS and violence were poles apart and that non-violence is the base of the organisation, he said "taking advantage of the situation, some people started talking about Hindu terrorism. But after realising that it will result in an outrage, they renamed it as saffron terrorism and now talk of "bahusankhyak" (majority) terrorism", he said.

"It is because several forces wedded to other ideologies have started losing their grip, hold and influence amongst the people in the country", the RSS leader said.

Bhagwat said RSS would cooperate with investigating agencies probing several cases, including the Malegaon blast and claimed it would come out clean.

Bhagwat asked RSS' opponents and critics not to brand it as a terrorist organisation and said the Sangh has decided to tell the people what the reality is.

"We will fight it out in the court, publicise our view and will reach out to the people and tell them the reality," he said.

Bhagwat said the problem was not for RSS only but the entire Hindu society as an effort was being made to demoralise them by spreading canard.

PTI


First Published: Saturday, December 25, 2010, 22:29


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