Recent revelations on roles of Hindu radicals in a number of terror attacks in the country had its echo in the chief ministers’ conference on internal security on Tuesday when both PM Manmohan Singh and H M P Chidambaram spoke about activities of “ new terror groups “ as major concern. While Singh expressed his concern over threats from various sources, including “religious fundamentalism”, Chidambaram spoke about “new sources of terror” that threaten the country. Both of them, however, avoided any direct reference to the right-wing groups, which have recently come under scanner for their alleged involvement in cases like Malegaon, Samjhauta Express, Mecca Masjid and Ajmer blasts. “We all need to be conscious of the fact that serious challenges and threats—primarily from left-wing extremism, cross- border terrorism, religious fundamentalism and ethinic violence—still persist,” Singh said.
He also said he was happy to note that the NIA has gained much ground “ in unraveling the activities of new terror groups”, besides unearthing the fake Indian currency networks operating from across borders.
Chidambaram, who was complemented by the PM for better internal security situation, said, “ there are a number of modules operating within the country, and new groups have raised their heads that are suspected to be behind some terrorist attacks that took place in recent years.
Internal terrorism, religious extremism and ethnic violence are most dangerous trend for the security, integrity and developments of the country; immediate liquidation of these forces is the needs of times.