Islamic Terrorism in India

Most Muslims are not terrorists, but most terrorists are Muslims

There is no Hindu terror, It’s counter-Islamic terrorism

Posted by jagoindia on July 18, 2010


On May 3, Suresh Joshi, a joint secretary of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, issued a statement condemning the attempt to link the arrests of suspects in the bomb blasts in Ajmer and Hyderabad by the Special Investigation Team with his organisation.
Joshi’s statement claimed that the RSS only believed in the Constitutional path. It said the RSS would not support or protect anyone indulging in violent activities. The crucial fact that emerged from the short statement was that the accused have been removed from any posts of responsibility in the RSS.
Joshi also demanded that accused be investigated, but innocent people should not be harassed. The RSS is obviously worried. The organisation supported by millions and hated by millions has never been above controversy. But the arrests and investigation of some RSS office-bearers and activists is a matter too serious to be forgotten after a media statement.
After all, Devender Gupta, who was arrested by the Rajasthan police in April in connection with the 2007 Ajmer blasts, is now also an accused in the Mecca Masjid blasts in Hyderabad that same year.
Gupta was an RSS office-bearer from Bihar. According to the police he is linked to Sunil Joshi, an RSS pracharak in Mhow, Madhya Pradesh, who was murdered in December 2007.
Sunil Joshi was connected to Sadhvi Pragya Singh and Lieutenant Colonel Srikant Purohit, who were arrested in the Malegaon blasts case.
Sunil Joshi, who had been sacked from the RSS for his radical views, was associated with Abhinav Bharat, an outfit accused of inspiring the radical group who have resorted to terrorism.
The Central Bureau of Investigation is on the look out for Sandeep Dange and Ramachandra Kalasangar, who are allegedly part of the terrorist group.
Ram Madhav, the RSS’s media savvy and sober face and member of its national executive, vehemently denies the organisation’s direct or indirect involvement with these cases of terrorism and claims that his organisation is not infected by such radical elements.
He spoke to Rediff.com’s Sheela Bhatt.
It is reported that the RSS is quite worried by the investigation against its members in three states — Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh. This investigation is against an RSS office-bearer and the allegation is that he indulged in terrorism. Is the RSS worried?

Absolutely not. We only said that there are certain agencies investigating certain incidents. One of the functionaries (of the RSS) Devender Gupta was arrested by the Anti Terrorism Squad from Bihar. He was working as a Vibhag Pracharak there.

We said we want an impartial investigation and we don’t want innocents to be troubled. We told them that if necessary, we will co-operate. If there is any evidence against any individual, then take necessary action, we told them.

Don’t you think it’s a telling story that someone from your organisation is being investigated for such a heinous crime?

This is the first of its kind that someone working with the RSS is accused of involvement. But this is only the charge. The agency will have to establish the evidence in court. The RSS doesn’t support nor protect anybody involved in such activities.

I am asking again, are you not worried that the people arrested are your office-bearers? So far, you were blaming Islamic terrorism. What is this if not Hindu terrorism?

Number one, it is not a matter for us to worry about for these are charges against one person. He is arrested now. Let the charges be proved. We do not believe in such activities, so don’t assume that the RSS is involved in it.

If some individual is found to be involved in some manner, maybe he is not directly involved or maybe he is, let the investigation get completed.

We don’t know the charges yet. When we know about it, then we will certainly think about it. But beyond that there is nothing.

Let me talk about the other part of your question. This vicarious satisfaction of people like you is amazing. The event (arrests of Hindus) doesn’t mitigate the fact that there exists something called Islamic terrorism in this world, not just in India.

There is something called global terrorism that is inspired by the ideology of jihad. It exists.

Just because someone associated with the RSS or Bajrang Dal or any organisation gets arrested, it doesn’t mean there is no Islamic terrorism. How can you say that?

I am saying that there is no Hindu terrorism. For a simple reason — at the most some Hindus have indulged in such acts which have to be condemned by everyone.

At the most you can call these people’s action as counter-Islamic terrorism. It is not at all Hindu terrorism.

Nobody is indulging in terrorism in the name of Hinduism as Hinduism doesn’t support or encourage such things.

How can you say it is counter-Islamic terrorism when Hinduism doesn’t permit even counter-terrorism?

I am saying the same thing. I am saying Hinduism doesn’t sanction any such things.

Hinduism and terrorism cannot go together.

At least three major bomb blasts are being investigated for Hindu radical links. There are many people being investigated. All of them are linked with either the RSS or its ideology.

Remember one thing you are insisting that there are many people arrested or investigated. The police arrested 11 people for the Malegaon blasts and three for the Ajmer blasts. Only one, Devender Gupta, happened to be our Vibhag Pracharak, who is normally in charge of three districts.

Is it not true that Ramanarayan Kalsangra is an RSS member. He is absconding.

No way! If you go by technical facts, we don’t have membership. Nobody is a member of the RSS. I am admitting that one functionary of the RSS was arrested. We want the facts to come out and until then we don’t want to commit either way.

All other arrested people are linked to the RSS ideology.

What do you mean by that? They could be participating in other political activities too.

As a responsible organisation and as responsible citizens, we say that we don’t defend any acts of terrorism nor we are going to protect anybody.

Are you not shocked by Gupta’s arrest? He was one of you.

It is true that someone who was our Vibhag Pracharak is being charged. It is an unfortunate thing.

Mere investigation against one individual cannot make us disturbed or worried.

You are asking me repeatedly, but please tell me what is the charge against him? Is it proved?

The charge against him is that Gupta helped a person called Sunil Joshi, who is dead. The entire allegation is indirect. The police claim Gupta helped somebody who was supposed to be behind the violence.

What do you have to say about Abhinav Bharat? Most of those who have been arrested are directly involved with it.

We have nothing to do with Abhinav Bharat.

Was Sunil Joshi a member of the RSS?

Yes, he was our pracharak. He was removed from the RSS in 2003.

Has the core group of the RSS debated about these so-called Hindu terrorists getting arrested?

There is no Hindu terrorism.

There is nothing going on to sit and discuss. Since you are asking so seriously, I will give you the perspective. All this began sometime in 2008 in and around Indore, you can say Madhya Pradesh.

There were some arrests after the Malegaon blasts in 2008. Till 2008 there was nothing.

What does it suggest? If there is any involvement of any group, that might be a small group somewhere. The police are investigating that group, they will find out. But it is not a pan-Indian phenomenon. There is nothing to worry.

There were some incidents in which allegedly some group is involved. The group is being investigated and interrogated by the agencies.

Nowhere else are any other such incidents taking place.

I am saying that none of our functionaries will be allowed to get involved in such activities. If anybody is found involved, he will be immediately removed.

The RSS is a cadre-based party which inculcates certain views and ideology of India and its future. Then how come this kind of thing has happened — what you called an ‘aberration’? So far you were known for your training and discipline.

If the charges are taken to be true — and they are levelled against one individual of the RSS, then I can say it is an aberration.

The RSS has half a million people who have some responsibility or role in the organisation. At least 6 million, 7 million people are formally associated with it. It is a huge organisation. Anybody can walk in and join our activities.

Most people will not be charitable about this ‘aberration’. They would say the RSS has a certain ideology that is isolating Muslims and creates a kind of ‘us versus them’ divide.

In reality, even if the RSS is not involved behind the group who indulged in terrorism, your ideology was responsible for leading them to this violence.

This argument is as old as the RSS. It is weird logic. Now you are saying ideology is responsible, not you.

I am saying that what you understand is not our ideology.

Our ideology is unity and strengthening of Indians. We want a strong India and a united India.

Do you teach young minds not to be violent? Do you ensure that?

We teach them the great principles of Hinduism.

3 Responses to “There is no Hindu terror, It’s counter-Islamic terrorism”

  1. Dr. O. P. Sudrania said

    If I am correct, it is the “Rediff Waali Sheila Maam”. I have seen her one interview earlier too in connection with some Dalit activist, if I am correct. I am aware of the sizeable section of dalits in hindu society who has a genuine grievance but these are age old problems of social history, difficult to get rid of in a short span of time. More so when the so called dalit leaders themselves are not interested in their uplift.It forms only my appeal to all.

    Now coming to her aggressive set of questionaire here, I have to observe certain facts.
    (1) I on my part would be inclined to substitute the word “Hindu terrorism” with “Hindu defensive reaction” to Islamic terrorism. I am yet to discover a single case where a hindu person has commited such act in the history. Of course you will have to travel back before 1400 yrs when the Islam took birth and they started aggressively brutal spread of Islam at the point of sword.
    In fact this took the local inhabitants in India whom you tend to call Hindus, with a surprise and very slow to react. The result was that it was too late and the brutal Islamic rulers had so established themselves that the hindus were rendered helpless. It was further compounded by the feudal bickerings among the local hindu rulers who were firstly fighting among themselves and secondly, were more busy with their luxurious lives. Perusing their life styles shames one in the light of modern civility. But these are part of the history. Once the Muslims rulers took their roots, they also started the similar life till the British came.To testify my point, take the example of Spain, how it was reconquered from the Muslims by the Christians. Osama bin Laden is very sore about it.
    (2) Islamic terrorism assumes the sinister magnitude because of its reach transnationally in the entire globe. One will not find such a single group in Hindu section who is or has contemplated any such heroic retaliatory act in the name of hinduism. Sheila Maam will need to rise above any partitionism to appreciate my comment seriously.
    (3) Though I am a born Hindu and have been writing freely on the present frieghtful aspect of Islamic terrorism, yet I do not any way support hindu “counter-terrorism” and in my knowledge, does not existor else I am not aware of. I again repeat that the so called hindu terrorism Versus hindu defensive reaction must not be kindly construed as antithesis to Islamic terrorism. Further some isolated instances can not be certainly used to malign the entire society. If we do that, then the real Trojan Horse will be overlooked only to the detriment of the entire global society and civilisation.
    (4) This is the reason that the Kashmir problem is getting day to day worst, only because the hindus do not indulge in a similar act. Otherwise the Kashmiri Pandits would not have faced their unfortunate fate and still languishing in the tents in the outside terrotories for last over twenty years.
    (5) For the same reason, the present turmoil in Kashmir beginning from 11th June and continuing unabated and being openly masterminded by the same Islamic fanatics from across the LoC would not have dared to attack and live in the same land with impunity.
    (5) For the same reason, India would not have lost the half of Kashmir to Pakistan and yet being blamed for Human Rights violation whereas the fact is that it is masterminded by the Muslims from across the border with the tacit support of some sympathising brothers in India too. Otherwise the 26/11 and Kashmir imbroglio could never take place in absence of local support. Compare the situation till 1965 war and the situation slowly turning towards the worst especially after the Zia’s Islamisation bomb.
    (6) We must also not forget that “Jihad” is a necessary instrument
    legitimised in the Sharia jurisprudence alongwith the “Taqqiya” but in Hinduism both these are strictly prohibited. Had it not been so, perhaps Prithvi Raj Chouhan would not have left the Mahmud scot free to his own peril. At the same time, so many sacred hindu places would not have been desecrated. Here I hope Maam Sheila will use her head than heart. I hold high respect to her.

    Hence you can go on and on siting such instances which you all are
    fairly aquanted with.

    In conclusion, it is my personal view that Islamic terrorism by definition is a true terrorist Islamic bomb and the hindu terrorism is a misnomer and bye-product of pseudo-secularism hurled in the misty air of vote bank politics. We must be truthful to the two completely diverse ideology no where near to each other.
    God bless.
    Dr. O. P. Sudrania

  2. Dr. O. P. Sudrania said

    To all those who find solace in cheap politics and shallow journalism (please forgive me for my forth rightness), I may also remind to look back in the sacred history of India in the past. Had there been hindu terrorism, there would never have been any other ideological cult in this land other than Hindus.

    Take the example of Portuguese Christian missionaries who took shelter in Kerala and how the Hindu Kings in Travancore and other states assisted them to build churches not only in Kerala but spread in nearby today’s Tamil Nadu too.

    Same way, the Muslims would not have had the slightest chance of existence in this pious land had Hinduism preached the same hatred as Islam. Compare it with the present day Pakistan and Bangladesh. Only just over last 60 yrs, how many non-muslums are left now? I am giving you an account of the several millenia of Hindu history.

    Then also see the conditions of Kashmir and the Hindu Pandits. Does it speak of Hindu Terrorism??? The secularists should have the courage to call a spade a spade. What about the T J Joseph’s right hand? Whose handiwork is it? Could M F Hussain have been M F Hussian and get an award in Kerala despite painting the naked picture of Mother India and other Hindu dieties? Yet he attracts good TV modelism on Indian small screen even now. Yet a cartoon in Copenhagen incited so much anger world wide that the same Dane had to be given a heavy police picketing to guard him from…???

    In fact I have often pointed out. Is there any other land other than India on this globe where there are so many ideological beliefs and religions flourishing together and are allowed to practice their own faiths unhindered with impunity? I think no one will be able to site an instance.

    Lastly if I do not sound an Islamophobe or a hate monger, show me another place on this globe, where the Muslims are living in harmony with others. I bet!!! If they could not tolerate a Shia, or an Ahmadi or an Ismaili, or even the Sunnis who do not adhere to Talibani style of fierce clans, what the other human race have a chance? A thing to ponder over seriously. I apologise if this truth sounds too bitter, but the truth has to be faced one day or the other, lest the truth unfolds itself far more bitterly. As is happening in Kashmir and Kerala and the world over.

    Not only that, let me trace the history of Hindu benevolence and the high ideals that it has not just preached but lived with. The Hindu Monks have a proud history of teaching not by mere precepts but by living their exemplary life to emulate.

    Think for a moment, what would have been the history of Islam had those Hussaini Brahmins not been there in Mecca and today’s Baghdad. But the Muslims have thrown it ungratefully in the drain of their “Taqiyya Kalam”.

    When I read this misplaced secular journalistic misadventures, I sometimes wonder, then what would these secularists call the Great Maratha King Shivaji Maharaj who had killed the treacherous muslim General Afzal Khan? Would all these secularists gather courage and label Shivaji vis a vis Sadhvi a “Hindu Terrorist”. I exhort them. Gather courage. He did kill Afzal Khan.

    The line between a terrorist and a freedom fighter is too thin but the “Laxman Rekha” has to be recognised. The “Laxman Rekha” today has the “Ravana” on its other side in the name of this “Jihadist Cult” needing to be tamed or exterminated. Sooner the better.

    Before I finish, I can not stop without making a mention of a Church planing to burn the copies of Quran in Churches in US on September 11 to coomemorate the death of all those killed in that twin tower attack in 2001. Let these secularists go to US and call what they want to. Why are the people world over so scared of Islam?

    Please peruse the link hereunder: http://www.international.to/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=455:why-anti-muslim-tirade-gaining-momentum&catid=50:dr-om-prakash-sudrania&Itemid=78

    If we do not have a fear of being proved wrong, it becomes easy to preach with impunity.

    I beg my apology from the team of “Islamic Terrorism in India”
    for my aggressive approach but it is needed in the current milieu to defend, to survive in this highly hostile and competetive time of Islamic tirade. I also apologise for my any inadvertent follies that may have hurt anybody except my fearless expressions.
    God bless.
    Dr. O. P. Sudrania

  3. Dr. O. P. Sudrania said

    Soon after my those above comments, I was so much exasperated that
    it inspired me to write a bit more detailed account of my views in
    a separate document on this raging controversy of Hindu terrorism.
    I am more than convinced that this Hindu terrorism imbroglio is a brain child of a few rapacious power hungry politicians with a myopic lens and no regard to the long term interests of the people and the country. Very unfortunate, but all we can hope is for prevailing a good sense in them. Please see the link: http://www.international.to/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=486:does-hindu-terrorism-exist&catid=50:dr-om-prakash-sudrania&Itemid=78

    With all my loving regards to you all.
    God bless
    Dr. O. P. Sudrania

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