A defamation suit was filed today against Union home minister P Chidambaram for his 'saffron terrorism' remark.
One Swami Nijanand Tirth of Patan district has filed the defamation complaint under IPC Sections 499 and 500 (defamation) in the court of metropolitan magistrate GC Gamit.
Tirth has contended in his complaint that action should be taken against Chidambaram as he has hurt the sentiments of Hindu saints by using the term 'saffron terrorism'.
He said saffron colour is symbol of Hindu religion and saints across the country wear attire of the same colour. Tirth also said saffron was symbol of peace, sacrifice and God and those trying to demean it should be punished.
The court has admitted Tirth's complaint and would hear the case on September 6.
In his speech at a conference of police chiefs held in Delhi on August 25, home minister Chidambaram had said "...there is the recently uncovered phenomenon of saffron terrorism that has been implicated in many bomb blasts of the past."