Wednesday, September 10, 2008

CPI(M) demands strict action against saffron outfits

New Delhi, Sep 9 (PTI) Demanding strict action against VHP and Bajrang Dal for their alleged involvement in Orissa violence, the CPI(M) today asked the Central Government to list these saffron outfits as terror organisations.
In a letter to Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil, CPI(M) Politburo member Brinda Karat claimed that these outfits were indulging in "terrorist activities" and thus "seriously" undermining national security.
"The severest action be taken against the Bajrang Dal and VHP by applying the necessary procedures to check their terrorist activities," Karat said demanding "the outfits be put under watchlist of outfits indulging in terrorist activities." The CPI(M) leader claimed that the recent incidents in Orissa have highlighted the use of violence by these outfits against Christians, including use of weapons and inflammatory materials to burn houses and churches.
"In Bhubhaneswar, it was reported that the son of a BJP leader and his accomplice, associated with one of these organisations, were arrested when the bomb they were making exploded.
"Recently in Kanpur, two Bajrang Dal activists were killed while making bombs...In addition their leaders are making the most rabidly communal speeches," Karat said adding there were reports of attempts being made to spread violence in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan by these outfits.
In her letter, she also pointed out to the revelation by anti-terror squad of the Mumbai Police that these outfits have a "carefully prepared plan" to create communal disturbances by exploding bombs. PTI