21 October, 2020

Some Old Footfalls?

Despite its nonchalance, Bhagwat’s naming could put RSS on the backfoot

Prashant D.
Some Old Footfalls?

Highlights of the Caravan interview with Samjhauta blast accused Swami Aseemanand

  • First went to Dangs in 1997.... In 10 days, 40,000 Christians got converted to Hinduism and 30 churches ko tod ke humnein mandir banaya (we destroyed 30 churches to build temples).

  • In 2002, when Godhra happened and the cleansing of  Muslims from the adivasi areas, I was very active.... The work done in adivasi areas was done directly by the adivasis...no Muslim has returned there so far.

  • The biggest issue is Muslims. With Christians we can always stand together and threaten them. Mussalman se nipatne ke liye abhi se tayyar hona padega (to deal with Muslims, we need to prepare now) They’re multiplying fast. If they become a majority, we will be in really bad shape.

  • Even before he became CM, Narendra Bhai (Modi) used to come and meet me. He told me, “I know that Keshubhai...


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