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Every Indian should fight jihadis: VHP

Onkar Singh in New Delhi | May 14, 2008 21:11 IST

Dr Pravin Togadia, general secretary of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, is distributing trishuls to VHP workers to fight jihadi terrorism. Togadia made the admission while talking about the series of bomb blasts in Jaipur, in which at least 63 people were killed and over 150 injured.

He accused all the governments at the Centre, including the National Democratic Alliance led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee, of failing to combat terrorism and only doing lip service to the people of India.

He also charged Dr Manmohan Singh's [Images] government of hob-nobbing with Fazlur Rehman from the Jamait-e-Hind who, he alleged, has produced jihadis who fought in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

He demanded that government of India hang Parliament attack accused Afzal Guru immediately. "These jihadi attacks should not be treated as isolated incidents. These are episodes of a premeditated and designed strategic global game plan of Jihadis," he said. Togadia called upon all Indians to get together and prepare themselves to fight the jihadis before 'it is too late'.

Togadia cautioned that if the present government failed to protect the interest of Indians, then the people had the right to take to the streets and combat terrorists themselves.

He wanted to know why the Jihadis chose Tuesday to carry out bomb attacks near temples and Fridays to attack mosques. 

Syed Shahnawaj Hussain, head of the minority cell of the Bharatiya Janata Party, is planning to hold a massive demonstration at Jantar Mantar on Thursday to protest against Jihadi attacks.