Congress leader Digvijaya Singh has once again accused RSS of promoting terrorism. “Jitne bhi Hindu dharma wale aatankwadi pakde gaye hai sab Sangh ke karyakarta rahe hai (All Hindu terrorists caught so far have been RSS members in the past),’’ the Congress leader said in Jhabua.
“Nathu Ram Godse who killed Mahatma Gandhi was also part of RSS. This ideology spreads hate. Hate leads to violence and violence leads to terrorism,” Digvijaya Singh told reporters.
- RSS spreads terrorism, said Digvijay singh.
- Digvijaya Singh’s remark on ‘Hindu terror’ draws flake.
- All Hindu terrorists who have ever been caught are from RSS.
There is no such thing as Hindu terror, RVS Mani, former MHA Under Secretary said in reaction to Congress leader Digvijaya Singh’s remarks on alleged association between ‘Hindu terrorists’ and RSS.
Reacting to CIA’s world factbook report wherein Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajrang Dal were branded as ‘militant religious outfits, Digvijay Singh targeted the RSS.
Jitne bhi Hindu dharm wale aatankwadi pakde gaye hain sab Sangh ke karyakarta rahe hain. Nathu Ram Godse, the man who killed Mahatma Gandhi, was also part of RSS. This ideology spreads hate, hate leads to violence, which leads to terrorism: Digvijay Singh,Cong in Jhabua,MP (17.6) pic.twitter.com/9QKHJ1TVmS
— ANI (@ANI) June 18, 2018
Taking exception to the statement, Mani said there was no official info on Hindu terror till 2010. ‘Even after that there was no such thing. I’ve written a book which clearly states how Digvijaya Singh laid foundation of Hindu terror and spread it,‘ the former civil servant claimed, adding that Singh had used ‘Hindu terror’ to save ‘real terrorists’ like Samjhauta Express blast accused Arif Qasmani and Mecca Masjid blast case accused Bilal.
Recently, Digvijaya had claimed that he has always spoken about Sanghi terrorism and not Hindu terrorism.
You have wrong information that Digvijay Singh used the term 'Hindu terrorism'. I have always used the term 'Sanghi terrorism.' No terror activity can be defined on the basis of religion. No religion can be a supporter of terrorism: Digvijay Singh, Congress in MP pic.twitter.com/ftCfsa5rga
— ANI (@ANI) June 15, 2018
Coming to Singh’s defence, Congress leader Salman Khurshid said that his statements needs to be seen in the right context. “Ideologically Digvijaya Singh has very strong views. He has opposed minority extremism & said that every kind of extremism is bad. We must contextualise what he said rather than generalise it and think he is saying it against one community or organisation,” Khurshid told ANI yesterday.
Ideologically Digvijay Singh has very strong views. He has opposed minority extremism & said that every kind of extremism is bad. We must contextualise what he said rather than generalise it & think he is saying it against one community or organisation: Salman Khurshid, Congress pic.twitter.com/cmC7FYnjZi
— ANI (@ANI) June 19, 2018