BJP for action against Hindus involved in terrorism: Prasad

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New Delhi, Feb 26 (PTI) Countering Congress charges ofsaffron terror, BJP today advocated action against all Hindusinvolved in terrorism, saying that the menace went against theethos of Hinduism and had no religion.

The party also criticised the UPA government forreviewing POTA with retrospective effect in the case of Godhratrain carnage.

"Our party''s viewpoint is very clear that if there aresome terrorists who follow the Hindu religion then they don''tunderstand the ethos of Hinduism. If they are involved interrorism, then action should be taken against them asterrorism has no religion, no ethics," BJP spokesperson RaviShankar Prasad said.

He was speaking at a seminar on "PoliticisingTerrorism" organised by his party.

Raking up the issue of alleged involvement of Hinduterrorists in Malegaon and other blasts, Prasad said that anAnti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) appointed by a Congress governmentin Maharashtra had found during investigation that AbhinavBharat members felt RSS would not support terror and theythemselves would have to carry out the blasts.

"These men were planning to kill RSS Chief MohanBhagwat and had declared Indresh Kumar an ISI agent," Prasadsaid, wondering why the Congress was talking about the RSS''involvement.

He alleged that the Congress-led UPA had repealed POTAin 2004 and not allowed the Gujarat government to review POTAcases against those booked under the Act in the Godhra traincarnage.

The quantum of punishment is to be announced by thespecial Sabarmati court on March 1 against the 31 persons whohave been found guilty of murder and conspiracy.

Prasad took digs at Congress General Secretary RahulGandhi for his recent comments that saffron terror is moredangerous than Lashkar-e-Toiba''s activities.

"I would not like to say much on Rahul Gandhi. He has along way to go in understand this nation. But one statement ofRahul Gandhi has given to these terrorists what they could notachieve in more than ten years," Prasad said.

The main opposition insisted that it wants action to betaken against terrorism and cautioned parties from playingpolitics over the issue.

The BJP alleged that Congress leaders have the habit offirst making allegations and then apologising.

"This weakens the fight against terrorism.... 12dossiers have been given to Pakistan on 26/11 but there is noreply from them.... After saying a Pakistani was involved inSamjhauta blasts the government is now saying the Malegaonblast accused were involved. Pakistan has now started askingus what action is being taken on Samjhauta blasts," he said.

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