White House asks court to scrap plea for declaring RSS a terror group
Washington: White House is not going to allow branding Bhartiya Janata Party, BJPâ€™s parent organization RSS as a terror group. The US government has said that it wants the lawsuit to be dismissed as soon as possible.
The Federal government has sought time till April 14.
A US based human rights organization Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) has gone to the court demanding the court to brand Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) as a foreign terrorist organization. The SFJ said that the RSS is an organization that believes and propagates fascist ideology.
In a motion filed Tuesday before judge Laura Taylor Swain of the Southern District of New York, US attorney Preet Bharara said the â€œgovernment requires additional time to finalize its motion and supporting papersâ€.
The organization said while demanding the Hindutva organization to be labeled as fascist organization for â€œbelieving in and practicing a fascist ideology and for running a passionate, vicious and violent campaign to turn India into a â€˜Hinduâ€™ nation with a homogeneous religious and cultural identityâ€. In its response filed on behalf of Secretary of State John Kerry, Bhararaâ€™s office acknowledged that the governmentâ€™s deadline to respond to the complaint was Tuesday.
The US government has sought scrapping the lawsuit. But â€œin lieu of an answer, the Government intends to move to dismiss the complaint, and requires additional time to finalise its motion and supporting papers,â€ it said. â€œIn the event this request is granted, the Government would consent to any reasonable deadline for the filing of opposition papers that plaintiffâ€™s counsel would propose,â€ it added.
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