RSS on Terrorist List


The Terrorism Research Center has put the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh on its list of foreign terrorists. The Times of India reports:

The 38 shortlisted to give the Sangh company include jihadi biggies like Lashkar-e-Toiba and Hizbul Mujahideen which have been declared Foreign Terrorist Organisations by the US.

This listing has been around since September of last year, so its nothing new. The RSS is not alone:

The RSS might find some solace from an interesting inclusion—the Osho cult is also on the list. It is the first time that the Oshoites, known for their controversial views, have been accused of terrorism.

I had thought the RSS was more fascist than terrorist. Second, aren’t terrorists non-State actors? and the RSS has state support, more so during the BJP reign, but very palpably present.