'Indian module behind 13/7 Mumbai serial blasts'
Posted on: 01:10 AM IST Aug 05, 2011
New Delhi: The government on Thursday said all indications pointed to involvement of an Indian terror module in last month's Mumbai serial blasts and that right wing fascist forces were also on the rise in the country.
The assessment by Union Home Minister P Chidambaram came even as the opposition and UPA ally NCP accused the Centre of being soft in its approach to terrorism.
"While no conclusion has been reached, all indications point to Indian module" in the July 13 blasts in Mumbai that left 26 people dead.
"We cannot live in denial. We cannot close our eyes to facts. There are home grown modules," he said while replying to a debate in Rajya Sabha on growing incidents of terror.
It is for the first time that the government has pointed towards the involvement of a home grown terror group for the three explosions in the western metropolis.
The Home Minister also said all over the world right wing fascist forces were on the rise and India is no exception to it.
Chidambaram said there is a new dimension of home grown terrorism which threatens the country's survival as federal entity even as the opposition targeted it of being "soft" towards the menace.
Chidambaram admitted that the Pune and Mumbai blasts are "two major blots" in the last 32 months since he assumed the charge of Home Ministry. "I accept it," he said.
Initiating the debate, BJP's Arun Jaitley launched a scathing attack on the Government's handling of the terror attacks and said mandarins in the Ministry of External Affairs "feel helpless" while dealing with countries which are the
epicentres of terrorism.