"One on hand we are trying to bring peace in this country. We are also taking steps against injustice to minorities as also against infiltration. But, in the midst of all this, we have got an investigation report that be it the RSS or BJP, their training camps are promoting Hindu terrorism. We are keeping a strict vigil on all this," Mr Shinde said at the AICC session here.
He said bombs were planted in Samjhauta express, Mecca Masjid and also a blast was carried out in Malegaon. In all these incidents, the involvement of right-wing extremist groups is suspected.
"We will have to think about it seriously and will have to remain alert," he said.
Attacking Shinde, BJP spokesperson Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi told reporters in Delhi, "Their (Congress') destructive mindset is reflected in the statement of the Home Minister. The statement he has given at the Chintan Shivir is very objectionable. It's not only unacceptable but also dangerous."
He said Shinde's statement was aimed at disrupting peace and harmony in the country.
The BJP demanded an immediate apology from the Congress leadership. "Sonia Gandhi should apologise. Rahul Gandhi and Home Minister should also apologise, otherwise there will be serious consequences. This is not accepted. Such baseless things when said by Home Minister amounts to giving clean chit to real terrorists."
RSS spokesman Ram Madhav said Shinde's remarks were "highly irresponsible" and made only to please his party bosses.
"If a Congress leader had said something like this it wouldn't have mattered that much, but if the Home Minister of the country is saying something like this, it is highly irresponsible. This is all about playing votebank politics," he said.
"We feel ashamed that he (Shinde) belongs to Maharashtra," said Shiv Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut in Mumbai. If the Home Minister has any evidence to back his remarks, he should show it, Raut said.
The BJP spokesperson also said that Shinde's statement has given "oxygen" to Pakistan-sponsored terrorism.
"Sometimes I feel that Congress has become a group of cowards (kayaron ki jamaat). I am saying because terror strikes are repeatedly happening in the country, terrorists are mushrooming here," Naqvi said.
Confronted by the BJP, Shinde later clarified, "This is saffron terrorism that I have talked about. It is the same thing and nothing new. It has come in the media several times."
Shinde's remarks were defended by several Congress leaders. Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh said, "It is not Hindu terrorism but Sangh-backed terrorism".
"I am 100 per cent with Shinde on this. This isn't a secret. I want to thank the Home Minister for saying what everyone knows but do not have the courage to say," party leader Mani Shankar Aiyar said.
"He (Shinde) meant right-wing terrorism. There is no Hindu or Muslim terrorism," added Union Minister Rajiv Shukla.
Shinde said that infiltration from Pakistan, insurgency in the north east and Naxalism were the main challenges before the country.
"Infiltration is from Pakistan, insurgency is in some states in the north east and Naxalism is another challenge. Environment is being created against peace but my department will do its complete work," he said.
dear sir, please will you explain what makes you think you are in anyway different from the people you are accusing.. aren't you and your men equally invovled in spreading hatred..n communal clashes..you all are same.. you can't hide you faults by pointing to others.. and if you are so sure..why aren't you taking any action against them.. @ Ali: well seriously dude..no offense meant...but its high time now..lets get out of this Hindu vs Muslim mentality...we have had enough of hatred..neither all Hindus are good..nor all Muslims are bad.. its a personal choice..you can't blame whole clan or community for it..
why are we hindu terrorists .that's answer give to us.of sinde
India is a secular country and every citizen have equal rites. Indians should seek to spread peace and harmony in india. RSS and other Hindu Right Wings are spreading Terrorism by making terror camps and giving terror training. They have bomb blasted in many parts of this country and these Cowards will blame Muslims.Infact Muslims are Not involved in any Attack and if unfotunately any muslim involved then He can't be a Muslim.Muslism should always stand to spread Pecae and Harmony. Why Indan Govt is Not taking stringent action against Hindu Terror organisations like RSS and others..If we want peace loving india then RSS and other Hindu Right Wings should be banned and its Terror memebers should be put in Jail...
Hon'ble shinde sir, u say actual universal truth, i agery ur veiws on hinduism. if want cheaks BJP, RSS & Other orgnizations shinde sir comment on hinduism terrorism so plz cheak out our Arya (hindu) history. jai Bheem jai Bharat
shame on their part, cant expect from him......
Mr. Sindhe using communal gimmick to get votes. Home minister please don%u2019t give any color to terrorism. Terrorism is act of cowards. It must be condemned in any society. Please don%u2019t define terrorism as Muslim terrorism or Hindu terrorism. Mr. HM, you are dividing the country again for votes. Rather than encountering\removing terror you are busy in giving color to terrorism%u2026. sometime green or some time saffron. Shame on Shinde. Shame on this dirty politics. Shame on congress%u2026The most communal party of India.
Congress is trying to hide their scams by defaming the opposition just for vote of minorities in the country. Please do not call Hindus as terrorist. We have not invaded anybody's territory just protecting ours.
i support congress every election ... but now i see congress is anti-hindu party ... i hate congress more and more ...congress is supporter of muslims ... now congress see the power of 80% hindu in next 2014 election.. jai hind
Right from Babri Mosque demolition they have been terror camps.Remember before going to Ayodhya rhe RSS BajrangDal and Advani etal had organised camp ,how to demolish the mosque .It was a full fledged exercise in Madhya Pradesh.
sir , neither i belong to BJP OR RSS Nor i m associated with congress.how can you say these type of statements , you have to regret about this. since u shown honor to us on different levels. but i am sorry to say that u have never resolved the issues with your work order.consider any case , you have not given any one perfect solution.its a bad luck that one f u says that politics is poison and u say that ??? you must prove all about your statement.just talk about development in this time not about personal gain.there is i image of yours better than digvijay ji. HINDU , MUSLIM , SIKHS, CHRISTIANS ..ALL IS BEING combined BY UR LEADER today.AND same manner u r making difference of urs own.we all never from u like this. regret your words and think about solutions not about politics. thanks.
Shameless Coward...200 dead in one single terrorist incident in Mumbai that went on for more than a day and no retaliation and Hindus are fanning terrorism?? It's embarrassing to call oneself an Indian...where is flush is a modicum of self respect?
The irresponsible statement made by S K Shinde speaks volumes about the quality of leaders Congress has! One fails to understand if Shinde is H Minister of India or for minorities only?He has no right to call patriotic Hindus as terrorists,he must apologise to nation.If he is so secular( (in fact majority of congress leaders are communal)let him change his name.Shame at the level of psycho fancy.
All groups who propagate hatred by using appeasement words and work against some sections must be banned.
Congress on its usual Muslim appeasement.. Fact remains that over 95% of the global terrorism today is due to Islam.. and this is not gonna change since Mr Shinde didnt mention so...
This statement shows desperation among congress leaders. Prime Minister himself admitted his failures and his minister is giving unnecessary statement.
Indians!Beware!As 2014 is approaching these looteraas of the Nation thro' 2G,CWG,Adarsh,Coalgate,Wadragate have started to divert the mind of Indian public from Price-rise,Scams,Insecurity,their soaring funds in Swiss-banks,compelling the jawans on border to move with hands tied at the back,Pro-Pakistan and Anti-India policy and their Anti-majority activity to distorted meanings of terror,communalism and secularism.Is 1984 Sikh massacre not a terrorist activity?Is the Congress-party which spearheaded that unilateral pogrom not a terrorist organisation?Is the atrocities on the peaceful protesters(Against corruption) on Ramlila ground(while they were fast asleep) under able guidance of Congress HM,PC not a terrorist activity?As they have felt that their days are numbered,Congress has started to raise this bogey of dividing the country on communal lines.Indians should remain guarded and not to get entrapped in their play to loot the Nation for 5 more years.i
So where are there Terror camps Mr Shinde?.....prove it...or shut up. The Congress Party has been for the last 50yrs has been in power due to vote bank politics. Hindus will not forgive these sorts of worthless political gimmicks...as seen by what the electorate did in the Gujurat Elections
The Union Home Minister Mr Sushil Kumar Shinde has irked the R.S.S. and B.J.P. Cadre by quoting that the Training Camps are promoting Hindu Terror . Really an unfortunate Statement comes from Mr Shinde . R.S.S. is a Social Organization dedicated to the service of the Nation , Social Evolution , Prosperous and Developed India . R.S.S. have always stood with the Nation when ever the Nation Faced Natural Disaster. The Union Home Minister should apologize for his irresponsible Statement .
desh drohi bjp/rss supporting saffron terror to come to power,this short cut to power by creating fear and inciting violence and hatred against minority is damaging the national fabric of the great nation of india, terror and hatred doesnt work..