K’taka minister blames PFI, RSS over Hindu activist murder

Hubli (Karnataka): Karnataka Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy has accused political organisations radical Islamist outfit Popular Front of India (PFI), Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and other right wing organisations for disturbing harmony in the state.

“Political organisations or those like PFI, RSS, Sri Ram Sena should work to maintain harmony in society but these all are involved in disturbing harmony here,” Reddy told media here on Friday, a day after a Hindu activist, Deepak Rao, was allegedly murdered in Mangaluru.

According to reports, taking exception to Reddy’s statement about the nexus between PFI and BJP, the saffron party’s state president B S Yeddyurappa yesterday challenged the minister to prove his charges in 24 hours.

Yeddyurappa also dismissed the allegations that three leaders of BJP Minorities Morcha were involved in Rao’s murder, saying the charges were false, concocted and politically motivated.

The state government has announced Rs. 10 lakh compensation to the family of the activist. (ANI)