Lalu Prasad Yadav demands ban on RSS, says govt targets Muslim groups

After the Union Government banned the Muslim outfit Popular Front of India (PFI) and its associates, under the draconian Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav Wednesday demanded a ban on Hindu militant group Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.

Yadav called the RSS a “Hindu extremist organisation” that deserved to be banned.

“They keep raising the bogey of PFI. It is the RSS, which is all about Hindu extremism (‘kattarpanth’), which deserves to be banned first,” said former Bihar chief minister.

Yadav alleged the government was targeting Muslim organisations.

“First of all, ban the RSS, it is a worse organisation than that. If you get anything, then take action,” he said.

“Efforts are being made to spread bigotry. Such a government has to be overthrown,” he said.

Union government banned PFI and its associates including Campus Front of India, Rehab India Foundation, All India Imams Council, National Confederation of Human Rights Organisations, National Women’s Front, Junior Front, Empower India Foundation and Rehab Foundation, Kerala.