Sangh Parivar is involved in destruction and violent activities
ever since its establishment, a Mumbai based Urdu daily claimed
January 10 and urged the government to impose restrictions on its
"Sangh Parivar has been involved in
destructive and violent activities ever since its inception. The
only difference is that it kept changing its modus operandi",
Inquilab, a leading Mumbai based daily wrote in the editorial
"Till recently, allegations were
raised on its involvement in communal riots. Now they are blamed
of masterminding bomb blasts", it said.
"After most of the communal riots,
Muslims were arrested. After the blasts as well, the perpetrators
made it sure that the blames are put on Muslims and they face the
brunt of the terror activities", it added.
In the hard-hitting editorial
against the Sangh Parivar after the confessional statement of
Swami Aseemanand appeared in the media, Inquilab wrote,
"There could be many reasons and targets for perpetrating the bomb
blasts on the Indian soil. If one of the aims was to
malign the image of Muslims, the perpetrators succeeded in
achieving this target beyond doubt."
"So much so that, after every blast
Muslims were discriminately arrested and forced to undergo
punishments for the crime they had never committed", it said.
"However, after the arrest of Swami
Aseemanad and his reported confessional statement, it is amply
clear that Muslim youths were not involved in the blasts and they
were actually made scapegoats", it said.
Blaming the media of conducting
'media trials' of the Muslim youths detained in terror activities,
Inquilab wrote, "This also becomes clear that after the
arrests of the Muslims youths, the frequent 'breakthrough' as
claimed by the investigating agencies were wrong. Also,
the way these "breakthrough" were used as "breaking news" is now
clear that it was based on prejudice and not journalism."
"It is so because, the same media,
which till recently was giving detailed coverage of the arrests of
the Muslim youths, and engaged in media trials, is not completely
silent about the arrest of Swami Aseemanand and his confessional
statement", it added.
"The time, however, is high for the
government to make amends and the injustice done to the Muslim
community in general and the Muslim youths in particular is
compensated, and restrictions are imposed on the activities of the
Sangh Parivar", it said.