Monday, September 01, 2008

Maoists didn't kill VHP leader

BHUBANESHWAR: Inmates of Chakapada ashram have dismissed claims that Maoists had a hand in the killing of VHP leader Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati.

"I have been working in Kandhmal for the past 28 years. I know what's going on in this district," said Laxminarayan Nanda, a teacher at the ashram-run school.

"Christian missionaries conspired and executed the murder of Swamiji. Swamiji was opposing religious conversion by Christians. Swamiji was not against any religion, but was against proselytisation and cow slaughter," he said.

"The government and media are giving a Maoist colour to the killing. Maoists never have had any problem with Swamiji or with Hindus. Why should they even think of harming someone who had dedicated his life for the uplift of the poor? Fake letters and posters claiming extremists' involvement are being circulated to divert attention from the real killers,"
said school's headmaster Jagabandhu Das.


Maoist posters appear in south orissa denying involvement in killing of VHP leader

Maoist posters have reportedly appeared in South Orissa denying any involvement
of the Naxals in the killings.


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