Hindu cannot be terrorist, there is nothing called Hindu terror: Haryana minister Anil Vij

Vij also said that with the rising cases of terror attacks involving Muslims, the Congress wanted terrorism cases against Hindus too for political benefits.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 22, 2017 8:22 pm
hindu,hindu terror, Hindu terrorism, anil vij Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij also said that with the rising cases of terror attacks involving Muslims, the Congress wanted terrorism cases against Hindus too for political benefits.(Express File Photo)

Hitting out at the Congress party for coining the term Hindu terrorism, Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij on Wednesday said, “A Hindu can never be a terrorist and the term was used by the grand old party for taking political mileage.” In reference to terror attacks in past, Vij said that “those belonging to Pakistan were let off and people from India were arrested and were labelled as Hindu terrorists.”

He added that “there cannot be a terminology as Hindu terrorism because a Hindu can only end terrorism from the world”. He also said that with the rising cases of terror attacks involving Muslims, the Congress wanted terrorism cases against Hindus too for political benefits.

In the meantime, reacting to the Haryana minister’s remark, senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh was quoted by news agency ANI as saying, “He said it right. Sanghis are terrorists, Hindus can never be terrorists (Unhone sahi farmaaya hai, Sanghi aatankwaad hota hai…Hindu aatankwaad kabhi nahin hota).”

The term Hindu terrorism is used to describe acts of violence motivated by members of Hindu organisations close to Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and Abhinav Bharat. It was first used by former Finance Minister P Chidambaram after some members of the Hindu community were arrested in Mumbai for their involvement in the Malegaon blast in 2008. Malegaon blasts were second major terror attack involving Hindu members after the 2006 Samjhauta blasts which were allegedly carried out by Abhinav Bharat, a Hindu fundamentalist group.

Senior Congress leaders including Digvijaya Singh has off late spoken at great length about the threat to the secular fabric of the nation from Hindu terrorism.

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    abc
    Jun 24, 2017 at 6:51 pm
    All terrorists should be hanged. Terrorists should not be allowed to live in any part of the country.
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      Prem Silhi
      Jun 23, 2017 at 9:24 pm
      I agree with the Haryana Home Minister Hon’ble Anil Vij that “Hindu cannot be terrorist.” I will begin by asking a simple question, why will a Hindu be a terrorist today, seventy years after the so-called independence? If one does not see a possible motive, dwelling on the issue still I will again ask another simple question, does an average Hindu enjoy any privileges for being in majority? The answer for both the questions is in the negative. An average Hindu, therefore, cannot be a terrorist. I will add though that while most others in minority live in peace, the anti-Hindu elements in society are the real terrorists. The good part for the Hindu is that with the nationalist government at the Centre, Hindutva on the side of the law and order will ensure that not only Hindu finds for the first time his dignity in the majority Hindu nation but also all citizens live in peace and universal brotherhood.
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        rishi
        Jun 23, 2017 at 4:00 pm
        christians and muslims went around the world.....to conquer alien lands ......being expansionist and therefore invasive as manifestations of their very dna duly exposed historically in their 'colonising nations with people like you and your ilk being the clearly visible 'victims '........contrast this to the highly self-sufficient and self-fulfilment-driven HINDUS TOO WENT AROUND THE WORLD.....BUT ONLY IN QUEST FOR KNOWLEDGE AND WISDOM FROM PEOPLE OF OTHER LANDS.......THERE LIES THE BEAUTY OF THE CIVILISED PEOPLE OF THIS REGION WHO ARE NEITHER EXPANSIVE AND THEREFORE NOR INVASIVE ........BY A COLLECTIVE-CONSCIOUS RESTRAINING OF THEIR GREED AND DESIRES. Hindu terror is thus an absurd and non-existent thought emanating from the perverted colonial-thinktank of what is now an ancient almost-fatally-wounded crooked and corrupt colonial-congress.
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          rishi
          Jun 23, 2017 at 4:03 pm
          the 'you' above refers to the antonys commenting here !
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        2. Harjit Singh Chitkara
          Jun 22, 2017 at 8:49 am
          This is a funny statement.A terrorist is a terrorist and has no connection with religion. No religion teaches terrorism. A terrorist can be from any religion I.e Hindu Muslim Sikh Christian Parsy Jain Budh . But for above statement who were Sadhvi Pragya Asseemanand,Lt Col Srikant Purohit,Ramesh Upadhya,Lokesh Sharma,Kamal chohan,sunil Joshi, Rajinder Chowdhry involved in Samjhauta Express, Ajmer Sharif dargah,Mecca Masjid Malegaon bombings
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            SK Gupta
            Jun 22, 2017 at 5:49 am
            A term like Hindu Terror can be used only if it comes a world-wide phenomenon. An incident here and there cannot be termed as Hindu terror. Do those using this term dare use the word British- terror for the last incidence outside the mosque in Britain ???
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