Started on 2018-05-21 14:13:05 by FactHunt Admin
Saffron terror is a neologism used to describe acts of violence motivated by Hindu nationalism. The acts are allegedly perpetrated by members, or alleged members, of Hindu nationalist organizations close to Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and Abhinav Bharat.
The first known use of the term "Saffron Terror" is from a 2002 article in Frontline. However, it was in the aftermath of the 29 September 2008 bomb blast in the predominantly Muslim town of Malegaon in Maharashtra that it came to be used widely. In late 2008, Indian police arrested members of a Hindu organisations allegedly involved in the Malegaon blasts. Former Home Minister of India P. Chidambaram urged Indians to beware of "Saffron terror" in August 2010 at a meeting of state police chiefs in New Delhi.
The term comes from the symbolic use made of the saffron colour by the Hindu nationalist organisations.
The term "saffron terror" was prominently used by some Congress party members in this campaign, most prominently by Digvijaya Singh. A book named "26/11 : RSS ki Sazish" written by Aziz Burney (Editor-in-Chief of Urdu Sahara newspaper) was released by Congress General Secreatary Digvijay Singh on Dec 6, 2010 in Delhi, the book talks about the hand of RSS and Hindutva element behind 26/11 Mumbai Attacks.
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