Terror remark: Allahabad HC to hear PIL against Shinde

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Allahabad Jan 5: The Allahabad High Court is set to hear a public interest litigation (PIL) against Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde over his controversial remarks on 'Hindu terror' made at the Congress's Chintan Shivir last month. Shinde had accused the BJP and the RSS of conducting terror camps.

The minister, who took over last year, also said that an investigation had evidence that the BJP and RSS were supporting terrorism. The BJP and RSS lashed out at Shinde for the remark and criminal complaint was filed against him.

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On saturday, the BJP sought pressing of sedition charges against the minister. Describing Shinde's act as inexcusable. the BJP said the former acted more as an agent of Pakistan than as India's home minister. It also demanded Shinde's ouster. Pakistan-based terror leader Hafiz Saeed had welcomed Shinde's remark, fuelling the saffron brigade's anger.

Shinde said the training camps of the BJP and RSS were promoting Hindu terrorism, whether it was the Samjhauta blast, mecca masjid blast or Malegaon blast. He said the terror outfits planted bombs and put the blame on the minorities.

The BJP said Shinde's statement reflected his anti-Hindu mindset. It demanded apology from the Congress leadership and also launched a nationwide protest under the leadership of the newly elected president, Rajnath singh. Singh wanted Shinde to be sacked and threatened to disrupt the upcoming Budget session if no action was taken.

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