From 'Desiya Samachar' published in 2011

From 'Desiya Samachar' published in 2011

... The sordid record of the UPA-I government with regard to internal security is well known. Starting from the Assam Blasts on 15 August 2004 to the second Guwahati bombing on 6 April 2009, the nation witnessed 20 major terror attacks at the rate of four attacks per year. Of these incidents, certain attacks that affected Muslims namely blasts in Malegaon, Mecca masjid, Ajmer and Samjhauta Express have been attributed to Hindu individuals. The Home Minister has called these incidents a ‘new phenomenon’ called ‘Saffron Terrorism’. Investigations into these incidents by various bodies like the ATS, NIA and CBI have been selectively leaked periodically to the media. A Delhi court asked the CBI director to explain how the confessional statement of Swami Aseemanand regarding involvement of himself and others in the Ajmer and Samjhauta Express blasts was leaked to the media.

Much has been made out of the confession of Swami Assemanand. Firstly, it needs to be mentioned that all press reports referring to Swami Aseemanand as a RSS leader are false and the Sangh has categorically called such statements as “not only incorrect but also misleading and mischievous.” Even otherwise, Safdar Nagori, an arrested leader of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), has already admitted to the role of SIMI in the blasts in Malegaon (2006) and the Samjhauta Express (2007). In its Press Release the 1267th committee of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) stated that Arif Qasmani (a Karachi based businessman) “has worked with LeT to facilitate attacks, to include the July 2006 train bombing in Mumbai, India, and the February 2007 Samjhauta Express bombing in Panipat, India.”  Swami Aseemanand’s lawyer has specifically denied that the he made any confession. Therefore this confession is bound face serious scrutiny in Court.  Even Sri Indresh Kumar’s name is being dragged into the controversy solely on the basis of such doubtful confessions and statements made by others.

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  1. The haste in which the Home Minister told the media that "if Aseemananda has told something, then it must be true", shows the desperate attitude of the central government in maligning the Hindu outfits by stooping to any extent. It is our misfortune that each and every member of the ruling party competes with each other with their foolish statements to please their high command for petty political gains. The only solace is that it is a matter of few more months before this government is displaced and the chances of having a true nationalist government at the Centre.