Put Bajrang Dal, VHP on terrorist list: Dal Khalsa

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Hoshiarpur, Sep 16 (UNI) Terming the widespread attacks on Christians as state-sponsored communal terrorism, the Dal Khalsa, a radical Sikh organisation has urged the Union Home Ministry to put the Bajrang Dal and the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on the watch list of organisations indulging in violent acts.

Addressing mediapersons here today, Dal Khalsa president H S Dhami said the recent events in Orissa highlighted the use of violence by these two organizations against Christians.

In a letter to Union Home Minister Shivraj Patel he said scores of churches have been either burnt or razed and about a dozen persons had lost their lives in the hands of frenzy mobs led by activists of these two organizations.

Mr Dhami reminded the Home Minister said that in the recent past many organisations representing minority voices were banned under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 on the slightest pretext that their actions seriously undermined national security.

"The moot question is why the above said Act has not been invoked against these groups that were responsible for torching of churches", the Dal Khalsa leader said in his his letter released at the media conference., Refering to the anti Sikh riots in Delhi in 1984 and the communal violence in Gujarat, the letter said " these incident reminds us that the minorities in India are children of the lesser gods".

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