Comparison of RSS with SIMI and LeT
Defamation case against Rahul Gandhi and Digvijay Singh in Indore court
A defamation case has been filed in a court of Indore against Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi and former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Digvijay Singh for comparing Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) with banned terrorist outfits SIMI and Lashkar-e-Toiba.
The case was filed by Shri Mukesh Pedwa, an RSS activist of Indore, through his advocate Shri Minesh Pandey. The court heard the preliminary statements on November 15 and postponed the matter for further hearing on November 22.
Talking to mediapersons after filing the case in Indore, Shri Pedwa said the case was filed in the court of Judicial Magistrate Shri DK Singh under IPC Sections 500 (defamation) and 153 (provocative statements). He said by comparing the nationalist organisation RSS with banned terrorist organisations Shri Digvijay Singh and Rahul Gandhi have not only attempted to defame the RSS but also hurt his feelings as he is a worker of the RSS.
It is to be noted that Digvijay Singh had sometimes back in Nagpur compared the RSS with Lashkar-e-Toiba while Rahul Gandhi in Bihar had said that he does not find any difference between the RSS and SIMI.