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Mainstream, Vol. XLVIII, No 38, September 11, 2010

Call for Ban on Hindutva Terrorist Organisations

AIMMM Demands A Central Commission To Investigate Karkare Killing

Friday 17 September 2010, by Syed Shahabuddin


Syed Shahabuddin, President of All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat, has issued the following statement.

The ugly face of Hindutva terrorism stands fully exposed, alongwith its connection with the Sangh Parivar and some Hindu religious figures, as well as its tentacles in some sections of the Army, the intelligence agencies and the police.

Since 2001 several acts of terrorism were attributed to the Muslims even before completing the investigations. It is now clear that many of them were the handiwork of Hindutva terrorists and their associates and supporters at various levels.

Indeed Hindutva terrorism is not a new phenomenon as it has been in operation throug-hout the country for decades to incite communal violence and to pour fuel over communal fires. Mesmerised by Hindutva propaganda, not only the mass media but even secular political parties have ignored its role and its surge in recent years.

The AIMMM is shocked and surprised that while several Muslim organisations and institutions continue to be blacklisted and charged with terrorism with their members and sympathisers under prosecution (many of whom have been acquitted), neither the Central nor the State governments have yet condemned or blacklisted Hindutva terrorism which operates more or less publicly in the BJP-ruled States.

The AIMMM repeatedly pleaded with the Centre to set up a Commission of Inquiry into the circumstances leading to the killing of the senior police officer Karkare and his colleague Kamte, in the course of the terrorist attack on Mumbai on November 26, 2008. It has noted that the judgment on the Kasab case has rejected the police theory in this regard. There is increasing evidence that both Karkare and Kamte were eliminated by the so far unknown killers planted by the pro-Hindutva forces with the apparent collusion of some senior officers of the Mumbai Police.

The AIMMM appeals to all secular parties to seriously raise in Parliament the question of Hindutva terrorism and its many horrifying acts during the last two years

The AIMMM also calls upon the Central Government to ban and Hindutva terrorist organisations identified so far and also take steps to purge the Army, the Central Police and Intelligence agencies of pro-Hindutva, and therefore anti-secular, elements.

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