Swami Agnivesh demands ban on Bajrang Dal, RSS and allies

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Guwahati, Nov 16 (UNI) Noted social activist Swami Agnivesh today demanded ban of such organisations as Bajrang Dal, Shiv Sena and their allies for propagating a communal agenda and trying to create divide on lines of religion.

'' Those who afflict violence and hatred have no religion. They may try to gain sympathy under the cover of religion, but such forces must be eliminated, ' the Swami said, who visited the city to participate in a peace meet organized by the Jamaat-e-Islami-Hind. '' These people and groups are not followers, they are hijackers, '' he added.

The noted spiritual leader alleged that groups like Shiv Sena and Bajrang Dal were encouraging hatred in the disguise of religion and such malicious designs should never be allowed to be fulfilled. Underlining that the primary message of all religion is peace and brotherhood, Swami Agnivesh maintained that communal forces were trying to extract mileage for fulfilling selfish ends by creating an emotionally surcharged environment by evoking the name of religion. '' Such forces should be eliminated, whether they propagate hatred in the name of Islam, Hindu, Sikhism, Christianity or any other faith, '' he added.

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