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Centre weak on acting against terrorism, Naxalism: RSS chief

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 22:16

Kollam (Kerala): Accusing the UPA government
of failing to act firmly against terrorism originating from
Pakistan and Naxal threat, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Wednesday said
indecisiveness on these challenges has become a major threat
to the nation.

The government is claiming that it has adopted a
"humanitarian approach" on these issues grossly overlooking
the grim threat posed by them, Bhagwat told a massive
gathering of over one lakh RSS volunteers here.
"Over three lakh Kashmiri Pandits have been displaced
from their home state over three generations. It is difficult
to understand as to why the government is not adopting a
humanitarian approach towards them while being soft towards
terrorism," he said.

According to Bhagwat, the failure to act in a
determined manner to root out Naxalism posed a serious threat
to many parts of the country. "While the Centre was blaming
the state governments, the latter, in turn, are putting the
blame at the Centre`s doorsteps for failure to tackle
Naxalism," he said.

Alluding to the Shiv Sena slogan of "Mumbai for
Marathis", he said the RSS did not subscribe to such parochial
approach as it believed that every Indian had a right to
travel and live in any part of the country.

However, this should apply in the case of Jammu and
Kashmir also where restrictions continued on account of the
special constitutional status granted to that state, he said.

The RSS chief also came down heavily on the Andhra
Pradesh and West Bengal governments for proposing reservation
based on religion, as part of "minority appeasement policy",
which he said was a dangerous trend.
Referring to reports about border incursions by China,
he said the neighbouring country was doing this as it nursed
the ambition of becoming superpower in Asia and dominate even
over India.

On the Ram temple issue, Bhagwat said it was due to
lack of unity among the Hindus that the goal of building a
temple at the Ram Janmabhoomi could not be achieved.

The urgent task before India was to become a model for
the entire humanity based on principles of Hindutva and
ancient concepts like "unity in diversity" and the "whole
humanity is a single family", Bhagwat said.

Without mentioning any particular religion, he said
the fundamental aim of terrorism was to bring the entire
humanity under one faith.

In sharp contrast, what India should offer to the
world was an ideology of helping each other and treating every
human being as member of a single family, he said.

However, the tendency to "imitate others" and the
inability to take firm decisions on vital issues had pushed
the country to an unfortunate situation. The country could
emerge out of this only by organising the society on the basis
of Hindu dharma and culture and not by depending on the
charisma of any particular leader or slogans, he said.


First Published: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 22:16

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