Ex-police IG calls RSS India’s number one terrorist group

HAPPrssSpeaking at an event in Kolkata, a former Maharashtra inspector general of police described the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the BJP’s ideological mentor, as India’s number one terrorist organisation.

He referred to the 2007 Mecca Masjid bombing in Hyderabad, the 2006 and 2008 Malegaon blasts in Maharashtra and the 2007 Samjhauta Express bombings and other incidents, even as he asserted that “saffron terror” had no bearing on which political party was in power, saying ‘The RSS as a terror organisation has nothing to do with political power, it is their mentality, their attitude to dominate and oppress.

The speaker Mr. Mushrif however said the intolerance that has gained a lot of attention in recent times has in fact been going on for a long time when more serious incidents occurred and he does not understand why it is being highlighted now.