Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Paswan for ban on RSS, VHP and Bajrang Dal

New Delhi, Sep 2 (PTI) Strongly condemning the attack on Christians allegedly by Sangh Parivar activists in Orissa, LJP leader and Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan today sought a ban on RSS, VHP and Bajrang Dal.
The Lok Janshakti Party will hold a demonstration here on September four protesting the violence in Orissa which was "shameful and dangerous for national integrity", Paswan told reporters here.
To a question as to why he opposed ban on SIMI, while demanding such an action against the Sangh Parivar outfits, he said "my suggestion is to set up an independent inquiry commission that will analyse the activities of various organisations and recommend ban if they are involved in any anti-national work".
The commission with social scientists and human rights activists as its member can study the role of various organisations in spreading terror and communal tension.
"If SIMI has to be banned, then why not VHP, Bajrang Dal or RSS," Paswan, who had shared power with BJP till 2002, shot back, adding that until there were evidences of SIMI's involvement in terror acts, it should not be banned.
On Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati declining to recommend CBI probe into the Kanpur blast incident in which two Bajrang Dal activists were killed, he said that it showed that the BSP supremo was going soft towards the BJP.
Paswan, who had shared power with BJP till 2002, hit back the saffron party for condemning his suggestion to grant citizenship to Bangladeshis in India, saying that it had failed to identify them when it led a coalition at the Centre. PTI