Political parties, their supporters sponsoring terrorism: clerics

November 5th, 2008 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS  

Bharatiya Janata PartyLucknow, Nov 5 (IANS) Muslim, Christian and Hindu clerics stood united here Wednesday, demanding a probe into the role of political parties and their supporting outfits in “sponsoring terrorism”.”Time and again, political parties and their outfits have come under the scanner for their involvement in terror activities. Taking this into account, we demand the probe,” a noted Shia cleric in Lucknow, Kalbe Jawwad, told reporters.

The way the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, which is very close to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), came out in support of the Malegaon bomb blast accused Sadhvi Pragya Thakur raises question over the functioning of both the outfits, he added.

Jawwad, other religious leaders from the Kabeer Math and Uttar Pradesh Christian Association (UPCA) demanded the central government initiate an inquiry at the press conference convened by the All India United Muslim Morcha (AIMM).

“The inquiry will unmask various political parties and other outfits that are fast becoming a threat to the country’s internal security,” said AIMM national president M.A. Siddiqui.

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