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Saffron outfit protests against Aseemanand`s interview

Last Updated: Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 02:17

New Delhi: A saffron outfit on Friday protested outside the office of the magazine which carried the interview of Swami Aseemanand, an accused in the Samjhauta Express blast case, in which he had claimed involvement of RSS leadership in terror acts.

The members of the outfit, Hindu Sena, burnt copies of the magazine and demanded a "public apology" for carrying the news article.

"We do not know whether Swami Aseemanand gave any such statement or not but how can a magazine print an allegation against such senior Hindu leaders based on the statement of an accused terrorist...," Vishnu Gupta, president of the outfit, said.
He alleged that accused in the Samjhauta Express blasts case have been in jail for years and were facing the brutality of police.
The outfit threatened to intensify the agitation if the magazine does not issue an "unconditional apology". RSS spokesman Ram Madhav has described as "concocted" Aseemanand`s purported interview with "Caravan" magazine in which he had claimed that the RSS leadership had sanctioned "Hindu terror conspiracy" that included the blasts in Samjhauta Express, Mecca Masjid and Ajmer Sharif.

First Published: Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 02:17
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