Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray on Tuesday said he would welcome emergence of ‘Hindu terrorists’.
“If they (Hindu terrorists) are (behind the September 29 Malegaon blast), I would be glad. Terrorists should be born among Hindus, I have begun to feel,” he said in an interview given to his party’s mouthpiece ‘Samaana’.
“Sadhvi Pragya Singh, Lt Col P S Purohit (arrested in connection with the Malegaon blast) have been victimised…What was their fault? Something might have been done to take on fanatic Muslims…” he said.
Talking about those who lit candles in front of Taj Hotel after the last month’s terror attacks, he said, “Those who party at the Taj have lost their watering holes. Hence this outrage. Where were these people when other terror attacks took place?”
Thackeray said his party would soon give a call for Maharashtra bandh. The saffron outfit had called a statewide shutdown over the Malegaon probe and farmer suicides but it was called off in view of the November 26 attacks in Mumbai.
On cross-border infiltration, Thackeray said: “Top army commanders are spotless. They are men of discipline. But corruption is rampant in the border areas. How Bangladeshi Muslims can come through the border? What is the use of border check-posts then?”