ISLAMABAD: A worker of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), Rashtriya Swayansevak Sangh (RSS) and Bajrang Dal has confessed to getting terrorist training and exposed certain party members of being behind terror activities across India.
In his confessional statement for becoming a party in the case before Extra Jt. District and Sessions Judge Nanded, Yashwant Sahdev Shinde admitted to receiving a preliminary training class of RSS in 1994 and then completing the second level training at Chandigarh.
AdvertisementHe said since the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) captured power at the Centre in 2014, a sudden activation of all underground destructive forces belonging to VHP and RSS has occurred.
The former RSS (BJP) worker stated that the same people were behind terrorist activities in West Bengal, Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), Uttar Pradesh, etc, and were deliberately trying to create a distrustful and fearful atmosphere throughout the country.
Shinde said that senior leaders of the RSS and VHP tacitly supported terrorist activities and after the BJP came to power they have been assiduously engaged in such activities.
The applicant furthered that Hindus, in general, do not have terrorist tendencies but some Hindu organisations like the RSS, VHP, Bajrang Dal are involved in terrorist activities for the political gain of the BJP.
He said that in the past, he had visited IIOJK in 1994 where he met with Himgiri Prant Pracharak of RSS Indresh Kumar and was appointed ‘Vistarak” in the areas near the Pakistan border.