CIA names Bajrang Dal, VHP as militant organisations » Kashmir Media Service

Washington, June 17 (KMS): The World Factbook of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has categorised Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad as ‘militant religious organisations’ and it has classified the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) as a ‘nationalist organisation’ in its The World Factbook.

The CIA has put these organisations under the category called ‘political pressure groups. The CIA World Factbook has not only arbitrarily identified the Hindu groups as ‘militant organisations’, it has also issued a map of India where it has shown Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir with dotted lines depicting the territory as disputed.

The World Factbook of CIA, provides information on the history, people, government, economy, energy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

According to India Today reports, the Bajrang Dal and VHP are going to take legal action and are currently exploring options. The World Factbook is published by the CIA annually.

VHP spokesperson Vinod Bansal said, “We have asked the government of India to intervene and speak to us on the CIA report. The government should take this up with us. The CIA should apologise and work upon the report.”

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