RSS involved in terror attacks: Azad
‘Truth And Non-Violence Can Bring Change In Society’
Jammu, Jan 30: After the former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijay Singh, it was the Union Minister for Health Ghulam Nabi Azad who Sunday accused the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) of being involved in terror plots and said the organization has killed many people across India.
Addressing a rally here, Azad said it was RSS which killed Mahatma Gandhi and its name has surfaced repeatedly in the communal riots across the country in the past few decades.
“Because of RSS hundreds of Muslim youth were picked up by police and implicated in false cases by showing their involvement in bomb blasts. Be it Malagoan or Makka Masjid blasts, Sangh has accepted that it was involved,” Azad said at Parade Grounds Jammu, the venue where the rally was organized by the “state chapter of Gandhi Global Family to observe 64th martyrdom day of Mahatma Gandhi.”
Azad said it took the security agencies 10 years to track the involvement of Sangh in the various terror attacks in India which had haunted the people and had created communal divide between religious communities.
Praising the secular traditions of the security forces and intelligence agencies, Azad said it was the Hindu officers who tracked the involvement of Sangh people in the terrorist activities.
“We should praise the secularism of our agencies that they never discriminated or tried to save the people because they were Hindus,” Azad said.
Azad said that the majority population in India believes in secularism. “That is the beauty of the country especially when compared with our neighborhood which is in total mess. See the condition of Afghanistan or Pakistan where there is total chaos. But looking at India every community is progressing and moving ahead in a peaceful way,” he said.
Remembering Mahatma Gandhi, he said that it was Kashmir where Gandhi saw a ray of hope during the communal riots in 1947 when the country was divided into two parts. “When entire India was engulfed by the communal frenzy, not a single member of the Hindu community was targeted in Kashmir and Mahatma had seen there a ray of hope for Hindu-Muslim unity,” he said.
He said that truth and non-violence are two weapons which could bring change in the society and world. “Even most powerful person in the world, United States President Barrak Hussain Obama, has said that it is because of Mahatma Gandhi that he is the President of US,” Azad said.
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