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    #1

    On February 4, 1948, the government banned the RSS alleging that,

    "On February 4, 1948, the government banned the RSS alleging that, contrary to its professed ideals, the RSS members had carried on violent activities, collected illicit weapons and exhorted people to violence."

    Does above sentence mean,
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    On February 4, 1948, the government banned the RSS and alleged that, contrary to its professed ideals, the RSS members had carried on violent activities, collected illicit weapons and exhorted people to violence.
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    On February 4, 1948, the government banned the RSS by alleging that, contrary to its professed ideals, the RSS members had carried on violent activities, collected illicit weapons and exhorted people to violence. ?

    If any other sentence is possible, please let me know ?
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    #2

    Re: On February 4, 1948, the government banned the RSS alleging that,

    You don't ban someone or something by making an allegation.
    You can ban someone or something and at the same time you can make an allegation.

    Your first restatement is the correct one.

    (The original sentence should have a comma after the first "RSS.")
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #3

    Re: On February 4, 1948, the government banned the RSS alleging that,

    You could also say:

    On February 4, 1948, the government banned the RSS, alleging that, contrary to its professed ideals, the RSS members had carried on violent activities, collected illicit weapons and exhorted people to violence.

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    #4

    Re: On February 4, 1948, the government banned the RSS alleging that,

    OK — I give up. You've got me.

    What's the RSS?

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    #5

    Re: On February 4, 1948, the government banned the RSS alleging that,

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    OK — I give up. You've got me.

    What's the RSS?
    My guess is it is this: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    #6

    Re: On February 4, 1948, the government banned the RSS alleging that,

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    OK — I give up. You've got me.

    What's the RSS?
    It is the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, a Fascist organization whose sympathizers assassinated Mahatma Ghandi. Interestingly, many young and middle-aged Indians believe he was assassinated by a tiny group of lunatics. They are wrong. The RSS is a powerful political force, active in India today.
    Last edited by probus; 18-Oct-2013 at 14:26.

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