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Shakeel Ahmad links IM rise to 2002 Gujarat riots

PTI  New Delhi, July 21, 2013
First Published: 14:47 IST(21/7/2013) | Last Updated: 01:55 IST(22/7/2013)

Congress general secretary Shakeel Ahmed on Sunday claimed that it was the 2002 Gujarat riots that led to the formation of terror outfit Indian Mujahideen (IM).

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"Indian Mujahideen was formed after the Gujarat riots, says NIA in its chargesheet. Even now BJP and RSS will not desist from their communal politics?," Ahmed said on microblogging site Twitter.

When contacted, the Congress general secretary blamed the "communal politics of BJP for the chain reaction" on the issue of terror.

"This (2002 riots) was the reason behind the creation of Indian Mujahideen. If they foresake their communal politics, outfits like IM will cease to exist," he said.

"So, the communal politics of BJP has led to a chain reaction. They should give up such politics," Ahmed said.

"The main source of communalism in the country is RSS and BJP, he alleged and added, "Those who want to stop communal politics should build pressure on BJP and RSS".


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