Police Say Rightwing Militant Hindu Leaders Being Gunned Down Because They Disrespect Sikhism By Not Seeing It As A Separate Religion

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Desibuzzbc-Banner-Metrics-FinalPunjab Police said the attacks could be the work of militant Sikh groups who want to send their militant counterparts from the RSS and other rightwing Hindu groups that if they want to disrespect Sikhism by not recognizing it as separate religion – they will be hunted down and made an example of those Hindu militants who continue to disrespect. “We have reasons to believe that such (Sikh militant) groups are upset with RSS activities. The RSS doesn’t recognise Sikhism as a separate religion. It continues to claim that Sikhs are still part of Hindus,” a Punajb police officer said. The police believe the frequent visits of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat to deras in 2014 had irked Sikh hardliners, he said. “The number of RSS shakhas is about 900 now, while it was less than 600 before 2014.” The police also cite recent photos on social media of full-bearded Sikhs shown in RSS attire. The photos carried a warning that these men posed as Sikhs and can bring a bad name to the community. No Sikh outfit has claimed responsibility for any of the four incidents so far. As well, while the police claim they suspect the role of Sikh terror groups for the four attacks, but they have failed to identify or pinpoint any of them.

Hindu-Leaders-Gunned DownCHANDIGARH – The police believe that the fourth attack on the RSS in the past more than one-and-a-half years points to a pattern to single out the Hindu organisation.

“It is too much of a coincidence, though the police are probing a personal angle to each attack,” a senior officer said. Ravinder Gosain was killed on the day Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh visited the state. This means the assailants want to give out a message, a senior officer said.

Police also said the attacks could be the work of militant Sikh groups who want to send their militant counterparts from the RSS and other rightwing Hindu groups that if they want to disrespect Sikhism by not recognizing it as separate religion – they will hunt you down and make an example out of these Hindu militants.

 “We have reasons to believe that such (Sikh militant) groups are upset with RSS activities. The RSS doesn’t recognise Sikhism as a separate religion. It continues to claim that Sikhs are still part of Hindus,” a police officer said.

The police believe the frequent visits of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat to deras in 2014 had irked Sikh hardliners, he said. “The number of RSS shakhas is about 900 now, while it was less than 600 before 2014.”

The police also cite recent photos on social media of full-bearded Sikhs shown in RSS attire. The photos carried a warning that these men posed as Sikhs and can bring a bad name to the community.

No Sikh outfit has claimed responsibility for any of the four incidents so far.

As well, while the police claim they suspect the role of Sikh terror groups for the four attacks, but they have failed to identify or pinpoint any of them.

The police believe that weapons used in all four incidents were the same — .32- bore and 9mm guns. The assailants, however, rode a different motorcycle in each case. The police suspect the role of two groups of attackers.

In all three attacks in Ludhiana, the assailants sped away in narrow lanes of Basti Jodhewal region after the incident.

In January 2016, Naresh Kumar, an RSS leader, was injured in an attack in Ludhiana, while an RSS shakha in Ludhiana’s Kidwai Nagar came under attack a few days later. In both cases, two motorcycle-borne youths had fired the shots.

AD-Sunil-Grover-Show-Final-001In August 2016, Brig VK Gagneja (retd), vice-president of the RSS Punjab unit, was gunned down in Jalandhar.

Condemning the killing of RSS leader Ravinder Gosain, Union Minister of State and state BJP president Vijay Sampla said he had contacted Governor VP Singh Badnore, who has sought a report on the matter from the Home Department.

Addressing a press conference here on Tuesday, Sampla said: “It seems as if the RSS has been targeted. It is also the handiwork of elements who want to spread anarchy and goondaism in the state. This ploy has become more prevalent in the past six-seven months,” he said before heading for Ludhiana.

He added that he would hold a meeting with top police officers in Chandigarh.

Regarding the “Khalistan Zindabad” slogans written on the walls of gurdwaras in the Golden Temple complex, he said, “This is an attempt to disturb communal harmony. The police should take strict action.”

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