Saffron is directly contrary to terrorism: Govindacharya

Last Updated: Sunday, January 16, 2011 - 22:08

Nagpur: Saffron and terrorism are two opposite terms that can not be used together, said K N Govindacharya, former BJP ideologue, here on Monday adding that no "premature judgement" should be passed about involvement of Sangh Parivar members in bomb blasts.

Reacting to the term saffron terrorism, he said, "The two are directly contrary terms and cannot be used together. It is like describing milk as black in colour. It is a term coined by those who look at India from Europe’s point of view".
"We should not indulge in premature judgement. National Investigation Agency is merely an investigation agency. Let us wait some time before jumping to conclusion."

"Congress which made frequent use of the term -- saffron terror -- later toned down the attack fearing it will boomerang. From the term Hindu Terrorism, it switched to Saffron Terrorism and later to Sanghiya Terrorism," he said.

Govindacharya, who was in the city to promote anti-corruption drive of his organisation Bharat Vikas Sangham, also met RSS Supremo Mohan Bhagwat. But talking to reporters, Govindacharya denied the speculation that he may rejoin politics.
"Since 2000, I have maintained that I will not take to active politics and I stick to that resolve even now," he said.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, January 16, 2011 - 22:08

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