Udupi: Check crime record of the activists of Sangh Parivar before demanding ban on Muslim organizations like Popular Front of India (PFI) and Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI), Karnataka CM Siddaramiah asked the BJP leaders.
On Sunday, when Siddaramiah while addressing the media during the inauguration of Steel Bridge Project in Mangaluru was asked about the alleged role of PFI in the murder of RSS activist Rudresh, he said, the role of any Muslim dominant organizations has not confirmed yet.
“The role of PFI has not been established. RSS is saying that PFI should be banned as it has a role. But there is no proof here yet. What RSS affiliates like Bajrang Dal and Sri Rama Sene have been doing? Should they not be banned?”
“Already four persons have been arrested in connection with the murder of Rudresh. Strict action will be taken against the culprits as per law.”
“If you want me to impose ban on PFI and SDPI, then what about Hindutva organizations such as Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Bajrang Dal and Sri Rama Sene? The role of the activists of such saffron groups has already been confirmed in several murder cases including in coastal Karnataka,” he said.
August this year, a BJP activist Praveen Poojary was hacked to death by a group belonging to Hindutva outfit. He was for allegedly transporting cattle in Udupi.
In November 2015, to trigger communal riot in Dakshina Kannada, Bhuvit Shetty, a Bajrang Dal leader brutally murdered Harish Poojary.