Digvijay slams pro-Hindu organisations

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Bhopal, Mar 28 (UNI) Congress General Secretary and former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Digvijay Singh today alleged that pro-Hindu organisations were playing an active role in planned attempts to flare up communal tension in this state.

''Posters printed in the name of the Muslim Tyohar Committee were put up recently in Vidisha district's Sironj and led to communal tension. The posters interpreted Hindu religious texts. After police seized the posters, a rumour spread that a posters linked to a Sirat-un-Nabi procession were being disrespected,'' he told reporters here.

Alleging that political pressure made police register false cases against members of a certain community, Mr Singh said that the Congress wanted a high-level inquiry into the Sironj incident.

Reacting to several office-bearers and workers of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India being arrested at Indore yesterday, he said, ''during my chief ministership I sent a proposal to the Centre to ban the SIMI and Bajrang Dal.'' Pointing out that, in a recent letter to chief ministers, Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil said that the form of places of worship should remain unaltered, Mr Singh said that was not the case in this state.

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