Court to hear defamation case against Shinde

Last Updated: Mon, Feb 18, 2013 06:43 hrs

New Delhi: A Saket Court on Monday will hear a defamation case against Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, for his Hindu terror remark last month.

Shinde had sparked a major row on Jan 22 when he said Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its ideological patron Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) promote Hindu terrorism in India in their training camps, inviting some angry reactions from the parties he blamed.

"On one hand we are trying to restore peace in India and looking into injustices on minority or stopping infiltration while on the other hand the training camps of BJP or RSS are looking after promotion of Hindu terrorism in their camps," Shinde had said, speaking at the Congress Chintan Shivir (Brainstorming Conclave) in Jaipur.

Later when pressed for clarification, he told media that what he said is nothing new but had come out in media many times.

External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid had also backed the Union Home Minister for his remarks on 'Hindu terror' and said they were based on 'facts'.

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