- Bajrang Dal warns of backlash
to Taliban action
- (PTI, March 5)
NEW DELHI: The Bajrang Dal on Sunday
launched a blistering attack on the Taliban forces for destroying the Buddhist and Hindu
statues in Afghanistan and warned of a "severe reaction" in India.
"Jabar dast pratikriya hogi (there
will be a very severe reaction)," Bajrang Dal convenor Surinder Jain told
reporters here when asked how would Hindus and Buddhists react to the developments in
"Muslims in India and in this region
will have to face dire consequences", he said adding the Bajrang Dal would hold
protests across the country on Monday.
"We will try to expose the Talibani
mindset of even Muslim leaders in India who refuse to hand us over our only three major
temples. In contrast, over 30,000 Hindu temples were destroyed in India," he said.
"There is a limit to our
patience," he remarked, adding in protest against the destruction of Prithvi Raj
Chauhan's 'samadhi' people have already started showing strong resentment in Ajmer.
He maintained that for last 1400 years,
Hindus and Buddhists have been "victims of Muslim jehads and Christian crusades for
conversion and thus there was need for these communities to come together to save their
Rejecting the contentions that there was
little difference between demolition of the Babri structure in Ayodhya and the
developments in Afghanistan, Jain said while the Babri structure was a "symbol of
Muslim leader Babar's victory" the same could not be said about the age-old Buddhist
shrines in Afghanistan.
Jain maintained that the Taliban's
destruction of Buddhists and Hindu relics, including the 'samadhi' of Prithvi Raj Chauhan,
only exposed "the jehadi mindset".
"Their actions only reflect the ugly
face of Islamic fundamentalism. They are unmindful of anything else and the world opinion
in pursuance of their jehadi goals," he said.
Referring to condemnation by Muslim
leaders of Taliban's action, Jain said "those who are saying that such destruction is
un-Islamic are only trying to conceal the real face of Islamic jehadi and anti-Kafir
"Jehad is an inherent part of their
religion," he alleged and said Government of India should try to create a "world
opinion to fight and eradicate the jehadi mindset", he said.
"Islamic terrorism has not left even
countries like China, USA, Russia, Nepal and Indonesia untouched", Jain said.