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Terrorism, Hindus not related: RSS

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has taken a strong exception to the use of the term 'Saffron or Hindu terror' and said that terrorism and Hindus cannot be related to each other.

india Updated: Oct 17, 2010 16:15 IST

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has taken a strong exception to the use of the term 'Saffron or Hindu terror' and said that terrorism and Hindus cannot be related to each other.

Addressing the annual Dussera rally at Reshim Bagh ground, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said, "Terrorism and Hindus are the oxymoron and can never be related to reach other. This was an attempt to weaken the strenght of the Hindus in India and at the same time to appease the Muslims."

Noted musician, Hridaynath Mangeshkar was the chief guest of the occasion.

A handful of incidents involving Hindus were reported and for that to blame the entire Hindu community was improper and unjust, Bhagwat said.

"Hindus are generally not involved in terrorism," he said.

Ridiculing the inept handling of terrorism in the country, Bhagwat said that has probably prompted the government to describe Hindu terror in the country.

"These are sinister conspiracy to mislead the Hindus through a campaign of lies and defame Hindu saints and noble citizens," Bhagwat said citing the example of defaming of Kanchi Shankarayacharya in the alleged murder case and subsequent harassments.

On the Ram Mandir issue, Bhagwat said the Allahabad High Court judgement is an opportunity presented by the destiny to every section of the society and particularly Muslims in the country for a new begining in the spirit of affectionate co-existence.