RSS asks govt to take tough stand against Pak
New Delhi: The RSS on Saturday asked the government to understand the seriousness of terror threat to India in the wake of Abu Jundal`s arrest and take a tough stand against Pakistan instead of the present "weak-kneed" policy towards the neighbouring country.
In the editorial of its latest issue, RSS mouthpiece Paanchjanya said Jundal`s confession that there were preparations for another Mumbai terror attack type operation targeting tall buildings and dams with planes shows the seriousness of the threat to India.
"Therefore, the Indian government should not only bring out the real face of Pakistan at the international fora, but also give up its weak-kneed policy towards Pakistan and adopt a tough stand against it and tell it that attempts to betray India in the guise of trade relations and talks will not be tolerated," the editorial said.
"Either Pakistan should change its attitude or all trade and talks should be stopped," it added.
The mouthpiece argues that only when India survives can there be relations and trade.
It goes on to insist that such confusion on the part of some had led to partition of the country and is now leading the Home Minister of India to concoct terms like Hindu terror and saffron terror instead of making strong laws to corner Jihadi terror and to make some elements happy.
The government is also targeting patriotic Hindu organisations and saints and sadhus, it rued.
"But all this has encouraged Pakistan even further. The government should understand that Jihadi terror is not a question of votebank politics but of national security. Hence, instead of hosting Kasab and Afzal, the government should take Jundal`s sentence to its logical conclusion so that anti-India forces are taught a lesson," the editoral said.