"Saffron terror", also termed "Hindutva terror", describes terrorist violence perpetrated with a Hindu Nationalist agenda. The term first appeared as the headline of a Frontline article in 2002 referring to the Gujarat 2002 communal violence. From a long list, two notable acts of saffron terror include:

• The 2007 bombing of the Samjhauta express, a train service connecting Delhi (India) and Lahore (Pakistan) in which 68 people, mostly Pakistani civilians, were killed.

• The bomb blasts targetting Muslims in Malegaon, Maharashtra in 2006 and 2008.

In 2010, RSS worker Swami Aseemanand confessed to involvement in a number of terrorist acts, and in further interviews in 2014 implicated the RSS leadership in the attacks.

2007 article on saffron terror in Himal magazine
2008 article on saffron terror in Frontline
Articles on saffron terror from Narendra Modi Facts.