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Ban any organisation involved in terror acts: Cong

In the backdrop of the NIA filing a chargesheet against 11 persons from the right-wing Hindu outfit `Sanatan Sanstha' in the Goa blast, Congress today said any organisation, which is involved in acts of terror, should be banned.

delhi Updated: May 17, 2010 20:17 IST

In the backdrop of the NIA filing a chargesheet against 11 persons from the right-wing Hindu outfit `Sanatan Sanstha' in the Goa blast, Congress today said any organisation, which is involved in acts of terror, should be banned.

"Any organisation which is involved in any act of terror should be banned. There are no two views about it," party spokesman Manish Tewari said when asked whether the Sanatan Sanstha should be banned.

Referring to the blasts at places like Malegaon (Maharashtra), Mecca Masjid (Hyderabad) and Ajmer Sharif (Rajasthan), Tewari said there is "suspicion" that organisations with close affinity to RSS have been named.

Asked about the specific role of the RSS, Tewari said the organisation's position has been made amply clear.

"Possibly... time has come for the government to holistically look at the interconnected organisations like Abhinav Bharat, Sriram Sene and others as to where they fit in the RSS pantheon," the spokesman said.

Tewari said all the blasts took place in the run up to the Lok Sabha elections and were intended to polarise voters.

"These blasts were intended to polarise the voters... Everybody knows who was the intended beneficiary," he said, adding, there was need to look into the whole nexus and the wider details and what kind of relationship these organisations share with the RSS.

AICC General Secretary Digvijay Singh, who has been vocal about the role of right wing organisations in such blasts, congratulated the NIA for filing the chargesheet and said, "All such cases of bomb blasts should be handed to the NIA. There is a common thread... I am absolutely convinced that if the investigations are taken into a logical conclusion, there will be startling disclosure." Claiming that Sanatan Sanstha was a front, Singh said, "This is a branch of a tree which is rooted in the RSS".