Terror is only black: Congress

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New Delhi, Aug 28: Even though Congress tried to downplay and distance itself from Union Home Minister P Chidambaram's contentious "saffron terror" remark, the party hit back at the Opposition parties creating an uproar over the statement saying that terrorism has only one colour and that is black.

“This controversy has started because of a word. The agenda (of the conference where the home minister made the controversial statement) was not saffron, it was terrorism and terrorism has no colour.

"It is completely black in colour, whether you associate terrorism with saffron, red, green, or white, it can never be connected to any colour.

"Terrorism should be condemned. It is important to be restrained in using the language. Most importantly people should not object to any colour as every colour has its own tradition and history," Congress general secretary Janardhan Dwivedi said on Friday, Aug 27.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiv Sena had protested against the Home Minister's statement, which came on Wednesday, Aug 25 at the conference of Directors General and Inspectors General of Police, in the Rajya Sabha on Aug 27.

The parties demanded an apology from P Chidambaram for the use of the communally-sensitive expression.

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