Centre may not hesistate to ban Sangh Parivar: Moily

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Bangalore, Sep 17 (UNI) Union Administrative Reforms Commission Chairman M Veerappa Moily today said the Centre might not hesitate to ban the Sangh Parivar, which was indulging in attacking the institutions of minority communities in the country.

''We will not hesitate to ban Sangh Parivar. However, we believe in forgiveness, but that does not mean these Saffron outfits can take undue advantage and indulge in violence by attacking minority community people,'' He told newspersons here.

Strongly condemning the violence and attack on places of worship in Mangalore, Udupi, Chikmagalur and Davanagere, Mr Moily said this there was a clear proof that Sangh Parivar was indulging in violence and attacking minority community people in Orissa and other places in the country.

''These incidents are sufficient ground for the Centre to take action against Sangh Parivar. However, if situation warrants and violence continues there may be no option left but to ban such organisations which indulge in activities that bring a bad name to the country's image,'' he added.

Replying to a question, he said, ''We will wait for the National Human Rights Commission report. Law is not blind, action will be taken at an appropriate time.'' He said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had sent a fact-finding team comprising members of National Minorities Commission (NCM) and National Commission for Women (NCW) to Karnataka.

Stating that the Administrative Reforms Commission in its report submitted had recommended more stringent laws to curb terrorism in the country, Mr Moily said POTA was withdrawn as it was misused many a time by the political leaders than using it for the purpose which it was meant.

''In Karnataka there is no need for POTA, since there is Karnataka Organised Crime Act (KOCA) in force, and if properly implemented it is a good weapon to curb organised crimes, including attacks minority communities,'' he added.

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