Govt should act against Hindu extremist outfits: CPI



New Delhi: The CPI on Friday asked the Centre to take stern action against Hindu extremist outfits allegedly involved in terror acts, claiming there was "enough evidence" against them.

"The Union Home Ministry should take note and act against them. There is enough evidence against these organisations like the Sri Ram Sene and others on their alleged involvement in terror acts," CPI National Secretary D Raja said here.

He said the government has been "more focussed" on tackling Leftwing extremism but "rightwing extremism is proving to be more dangerous to national unity and integrity"

Raja's statement came after the CPI(M) castigated the Centre for "lack of firmness" in dealing with Hindutva extremists and demanded a coordinated probe into the attacks in Malegaon, Hyderabad and Ajmer allegedly carried out by such outfits.

"The terrorist attacks in Malegaon, Hyderabad and Ajmer must be seen as the handiwork of a network of Hindutva extremist groups. They are a mirror image of their Muslim counterparts. What is required therefore is a coordinated investigation into all these attacks.

"It is inexplicable why cases involving the Hindutva terrorist attacks have not been handed over for investigation by the newly set up National Investigation Agency," barring the Goa blast case, CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury had said.

PTI