But when Swami Asimanand, a godman and spiritual guru, who built the Shabra Dham pilgrimage and who had close links to top RSS, VHP and BJP leaders, is found involved in terrorism plots and targeting our own country, it is nothing less than a shock.
He was absconding for long. CBI has now arrested this 'religious man' whose acts have shamed us. Perhaps all of us are yet to come to terms with the gravity of his misdeeds. He was doing what the worst enemy of India would do.
His involvement in bomb blasts in Jama Masjid, Mecca Masjid, Ajmer Dargah and Samjhauta Express show that he was a fanatic in saffron robe. Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and its sister organisations have links with such militants and this is something that can't be ignored.
It should be investigated if he got money from somewhere or got funds from outside or was he an agent of foreign power to create instability. It is surprise that such big network remained hidden from the intelligence agencies until ATS Maharashtra's chief late Hemant Karkare began unearthing the gang.
It is now time for serious focus on Hindu extremism. Just like Muslim or Islamic terrorism, there is a strong Hindutva or Hindu terror. Just like criminals come from all religious, terrorists and traitors can be born in any community.