VHP targets Congress, says mob lynching part of conspiracy to create disturbance

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New Delhi:

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Saturday said mob lynching incidents were part of a conspiracy to create disturbance in the country.

“There is a conspiracy to create disturbance in the country,” VHP joint general secretary Surendra Jain told reporters in Ahmedabad, referring to a string of mob lynching incidents and a spurt in anti-Dalit violence, including the caste riot at Bhima-Koregaon in Pune district in January.

Accusing the Congress for conspiring together with jihadists, Maoists and a section of Church, jain said they presented a false interpretation of the Supreme Court order to incite violence.

“Those arrested in the Bhima-Koregaon violence have said they wanted to create disturbance and a violent environment to destabilise the country. I would blame the Congress, jihadists, Maoists and a section of Church for conspiring together. On social media, they presented a false interpretation of the Supreme Court order to incite violence,” he said.

Jain was apparently referring to the apex court’s order diluting some provisions of the stringent Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

The VHP leader demanded that the Union government expose the conspiracy behind the anti-Dalit violence.

The Pune police had recently claimed that Maoists were behind the Bhima-Koregaon violence.

“The VHP is taking this issue very seriously, and we are trying to create a new discourse, new narrative, and are also running self-help groups (for Dalits),” Jain said.

Jain also said the VHP will chart its next action for the construction of a Ram Temple at Ayodhya after meeting religious leaders.

“The VHP will chart its future course of action for the construction of a Ram Temple at Ayodhya after a meeting with religious leaders by August-end if the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi case in the Supreme Court drags on,” the VHP leader added.

(With inputs from agencies)

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