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RSS taunts UPA over Satyapal Singh's assertion on Zakir Naik

Updated: Jul 10, 2016 15:02 IST      
RSS taunts UPA over Satyapal Singh's assertion on Zakir Naik

New Delhi, July 10 (ANI): Mocking the former UPA regime for not responding to reports submitted by former Mumbai police commissioner Satyapal Sinha on Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) ideologue Rakesh Sinha on Sunday said the Congress leadership had then only one agenda which was to coin the term Hindu terror.

"This is the same party whose leader uses respectable words like 'ji' for a terrorist.They hold the RSS responsible for the 26/11 terror attacks. What can you expect from such a government?... The UPA government attempted to give prestige to terrorism," Sinha told ANI here.

"The then Home Ministry had only work, which was find to find out Hindu terror. They were searching for something which was non-existent. Two Home Ministers tried to find out Hindu terror," he added.

Former commissioner and now Baghpat MP Satyapal Singh has said in a recent interview that there was an event of mass religious conversion by Zakir Naik in 2008 but the then Congress government didn't act against the hard-line preacher on the basis of his report.

During a lecture on Peace TV, Naik hada reportedly urged all Muslims to become terrorists.

Naik, a popular but controversial Islamic orator and founder of the Mumbai-based Islamic Research Foundation, is banned in UK and Canada for his hate speeches.

He is among the 16 banned Islamic scholars in Malaysia. (ANI)

Andhra CM lauds anti-corruption helpline no. 1100

Updated: Aug 23, 2017 00:18 IST     

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Ex-Manipur chief minister Rishang Keishing passes away at 98

Updated: Aug 22, 2017 23:25 IST     

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Delhi HC restricts protest outside Kejriwal's residence

Updated: Aug 22, 2017 23:23 IST     

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Bihar Floods: Death toll rises to 341

Updated: Aug 22, 2017 22:04 IST     

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4.2 magnitude earthquake hits Uttarakhand's Chamoli district

Updated: Aug 22, 2017 22:03 IST     

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Updated: Aug 22, 2017 22:02 IST     

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Odisha Govt, FICCI join hands to promote culture, tourism

Updated: Aug 22, 2017 20:53 IST     

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Man arrested for smuggling rare Indian Star Tortoises

Updated: Aug 22, 2017 20:47 IST     

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Lt. Colonel Shrikant Purohit to be released soon

Updated: Aug 22, 2017 20:46 IST     

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Updated: Aug 22, 2017 20:43 IST     

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