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Hindu seers resolve to fight terror

india Updated: Jan 29, 2009 22:51 IST

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In a resolve to fight terror, a group of Hindu seers on Thursday said they would launch a countrywide campaign against terrorism and urged Muslims not to issue edicts against Hindus dubbing them non-believers of Islam.

Seers in India won't rest till terrorism ends and would launch a countrywide campaign against terrorism, they said at a function organised by Dharma Raksha Manch in Sion.

The manch, a platform where leading Hindu religious leaders have come together against terrorism, also appealed to Islamic religious institutions and scholars to come out with a 'fatwa' to declare that Hindus are not 'kafirs' (non-believers).

Sadhvi Ritambhara claimed that no terror attack would have taken place in the country had Parliament attack accused Afzal Guru been hanged.

"Whether Hindus or Muslims, anyone who doesn't love the country has no right to stay here," she said.

VHP leader Pravin Togadia questioned the role of madrassas saying "jihad is being taught in these institutions and they should be shut down,"

He also claimed that the 26/11 attacks would not have taken place without "local help".