Hindu ‘Saffron’ Terror Camps Breeding Terrorists – Indian Home Minister Shinde confesses
‘Samjhota, Makkah Masjid, Malegon Blasts were carried out by BJP and RSS; blamed on Muslims’
by Tabish Qayyum
In a ground-breaking confession, India’s home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde has exposed the nexus between BJP and the RSS for breeding ‘Hindu terrorism’, a charge which has raged a storm from hard line Hindus on Indian mainstream and social media.
Speaking during Congress’s Chintar Shivir at Jaipur, Shinde said: “We have reports that RSS, BJP camps are promoting Hindu terror in the country.”
He alleged that RSS was behind Samjhauta, Mecca Masjid and Malegaon blasts.
“Reports have come during investigation that BJP and RSS conduct terror training camps to spread terrorism; Bombs were planted in Samjhauta express, Mecca Masjid and also a blast was carried out in Malegaon.”
Considering this a serious security threat, Shinde further said,
“We will have to think about it seriously and will have to remain alert,”
Remaining steadfast on his stance Shinde defended his allegation by saying, “This has come so many times in the papers… It is not a new thing that I have said today.”
Relating this to notorious ‘Saffron Terror’ often related to fundamental Hindu Right Wing groups which have previously been alleged for terrorism he said,
“This is saffron terrorism that I have talked about. It is the same thing and nothing new. It has come in the media several times,” the home minister said.
The Home Minister of India, P. Chidambaram urged Indians to beware of “Saffron terror” on August 25, 2010 at a meeting of state police chiefs in New Delhi, first time the word was officially used.
Charging Congress with having a “destructive mindset which was reflected in the home minister’s statement”, BJP said it was “very objectionable”. “It is not only unacceptable but dangerous also,” party spokesman Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said.
“There cannot be anything worse that the country’s home minister giving such an objectionable statement to disrupt peace and harmony of the country,” Naqvi told reporters in Delhi.
Terming RSS as a “nationalist organisation”, the BJP leader said, “Sonia Gandhi should apologise. Rahul Gandhi and home minister should also apologise, otherwise there will be serious consequences. This is not accepted. Such baseless things when said by home minister amounts to giving clean chit to real terrorists.”
“Sometimes I feel that Congress has become a group of cowards (kayaron ki jamaat). I am terming Congress as a group of cowards because repeated terror strikes are happening in the country, terrorists are mushrooming here.
“They abolished the tool to fight terrorism,” he said in an apparent reference to scrapping of POTA.
Attacking the home minister, RSS spokesman Ram Madhav described his statement as “highly irresponsible” and said he had made the remarks only to please his party bosses.
“If a Congress leader had said something like this it wouldn’t have mattered that much, but if the home minister of the country is saying something like this, it is highly irresponsible. This is all about playing votebank politics,” he said. : Union home minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Sunday sparked a major political controversy saying RSS and BJP were promoting Hindu terror.
A storm is also raging at this brazen statement that has removed the lid from an open-secret, Social Media is flooded by mixed reactions. Hindu extremists who use this medium for their activities are terming this an attack on Hinduism.
BJP believes this statement will dent the communal harmony which is already on a fuming volcano after Owaisi Speech against Hindu Oppression and marginalization and how strongly Muslim can react if Police remains unbiased. Owaisi was arrested after his speech while 5 Muslims were shot dead by police in Dhule, Maharashtra whi led to riots injuring hundreds of people.
BJP leaders and RSS extremists are vehemently condemning Shinde for remarks and are shocked that instead of blaming Pakistan for terrorism, congress is blaming Hindus.
It has been time and again proved, in fact Pakistan’s interior minister Rehman Malik has also confessed of India involvement in Baluchistan and terrorism in Pakistan with complete state support. There are many proves lying with law enforcement agencies that point to Hindu Terrorists operating in Pakistan.
Dozens of Pakistanis lost lives in Samjhota Express incident, will Pakistani Media and Government that is hell-bent for Aman Ki Asha open its eyes even after they have observed Indian public and Media reaction to the LOC incident. Apart from Gen.Musharraf who rightly treated Indian Media by urging them to expose Hindu terrorism and taking action against Hindu Terror organization, it is high time that every quarter of Pakistani society unites to expose Indian Terrorism in this region.
Tabish Qayyum is the co-founder of Defense and Geo-Political Magazine Fortress and Investigative Journalist at PKKH.tv. He is also a writer and educational consultant. He can be reached on twitter @tabesch