Citing Wikileaks, BJP Says Rahul Gandhi Defamed Hindus, Calls for Apology

Citing Wikileaks, BJP Says Rahul Gandhi Defamed Hindus, Demands Apology

The BJP stated Rahul Gandhi had defamed Hindus and demanded an apology from the Congress chief.

New Delhi:  Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and his mom Sonia Gandhi ought to apologise for “defaming Hindus globally”, the BJP stated a day after 5 individuals, together with Swami Aseemanand, a saffron-robed monk, have been acquitted in an 11-year-old terror case. To again the occasion’s demand, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra cited a telegram sourced from Wikileaks which he stated, was about an 9-year-old dialog between Rahul Gandhi after which US ambassador Timothy Roemer.

In keeping with the transcript of the dialog, Rahul Gandhi stated saffron terror was a much bigger risk than the Lashkar-e-Taiba.

“This exhibits the mindset of Rahul Gandhi in the direction of Hindus. His occasion has all the time take Hindus as a right,” Mr Patra stated at a press convention. “If Congress considers India to be its personal, then Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi should apologise to the entire nation for defaming the nice Hindu faith by attempting to show that there was one thing referred to as saffron terror’,” he added.

In December 2010, Wikileaks had reported that Mr Roemer — in a cable dated August 2009 — recalled a dialog with Mr Gandhi at a lunch hosted by then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, when Hillary Clinton visited India.

Within the cable, Mr Roemer recalled Mr Gandhi’s response to his question about Lashkar e Taiba’s actions within the area.

“Though there was proof of some help for Laskar-e-Taiba amongst sure components in India’s indigenous Muslim neighborhood, the larger risk will be the progress of radicalised Hindu teams, which create non secular tensions and political confrontations with the Muslim neighborhood,” Mr Roemer recalled Mr Gandhi saying.

Mr Roemer additionally stated within the cable that Rahul Gandhi informed him about “the chance of a ‘homegrown’ extremist entrance, reacting to terror assaults coming from Pakistan or from Islamists”.

9 folks had died within the blast at Hyderabad’s Mecca Masjid in 2007. The Central Bureau of Investigation, which took over the case, stated right-wing Hindu group Abhinav Bharat was behind the blast.

Aseemanand was arrested in 2010 together with a number of others. The CBI stated they have been “angered by terrorist assaults dedicated on Hindus and their temples” and wished to “avenge” them by attacking Muslim areas and locations of worship. The company had backed it with a confessional assertion by Adseemanand, made earlier than a Justice of the Peace in Delhi, which he allegedly retracted later.

Yesterday, a court docket acquitted the accused, saying the nation’s prime anti-terror physique, the Nationwide Investigation Company, had did not show anybody’s guilt. Inside hours of the decision, the choose resigned, citing private causes.

The BJP had slammed the Congress after the decision, saying it uncovered the opposition occasion’s “appeasement politics” of “defaming” Hindus.

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