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7 Feb, 2014

Hindu fundamentalist group RSS ‘behind bombing of Muslim targets’ – Arab News

Three months before India elects its new national government, terrorism charges have come back to haunt Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS), a Hindutva organization and parent body of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the main opposition party in the country.

Aseemanand, an accused in blasts that rocked various parts of India between September 2006 and September 2008 — including the terror attack on Samjhauta Express, a twice-weekly train which connects New Delhi to Lahore, in February 2007 which claimed over 70 lives — has allegedly claimed in an interview to a news magazine that RSS head Mohan Bhagwat and Indresh Kumar, a member of RSS’ seven-member National Executive, had sanctioned the blasts in the train, Hyderabad’s Mecca Masjid (May 2007) and Ajmer shrine (October 2007).

The magazine Caravan, which follows narrative style, quotes Aseemanand, a former RSS official, saying that the RSS Chief and Kumar heard his plans to ‘bomb several Muslim targets around India’ and declared, “It is very important that it be done. But you should not link it to the Sangh.”

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