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Centre going soft on terrorism: RSS chief

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Two-day camp of RSS leaders from Karnataka



K.S. Sudarshan

KASARAGOD: The soft policy being adopted by the Union government towards terrorism was leading to strengthening of terrorist organisations and their increased presence in various States, RSS chief K.S. Sudarsan has said.

Speaking at public meeting organised by the RSS here on Sunday in connection with a two-day camp of RSS leaders from south and north Karnataka districts, Mr. Sudarsan noted that while Europe was enacting stringent laws to curb terrorism, the country had repealed laws like the POTA.

Abdul Nasir Maudany, who was an accused in various cases filed in connection with the Coimbatore bomb blasts, had been absolved of all charges and released from jail, he said.

The communists were welcoming the release of Mr. Maudany, he pointed out. As many as 6,000 innocent people were killed by terrorists all over the country in the last 10 years, Mr. Sudarsan said.

The country was facing three types of terrorist threats, he said. They were the threat raised by the Maoists who want to build a red corridor from Karnataka to Nepal and slowly come to power in the country, the threat raised by Islamist terrorist groups and the Church backed terrorists in the North-East, he said.

Referring to the Ram Sethu issue, Mr. Sudarsan said the bridge was being revered by Hindus, Muslims and Christians alike. While Hindus believed that Lord Rama built the bridge, Muslims and Christians considered it as Adams Bridge, the bridge through which Adam and Eve landed on earth, said Mr. Sudarsan.

The Tenth Guru Guru Gobind Singh had described how Lord Rama asked his trusted lieutenants to build the bridge, quoted Mr. Sudarsan.

Environmentalists and fishermen community in Kerala and Tamil Nadu had unanimously opposed construction of the shipping channel, he said. The United States and China had an interest in constructing the channel breaking the bridge to facilitate the movement of their military ships from Bay of Bengal to Indian Ocean in tune with their policy of gaining supremacy over the oceans, he observed.

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