UPA more interested in saving face than national interest: RSS

Accusing the UPA govt of appeasing separatists in J&K to "save its face" in the wake of regular incidents of violence, the RSS has said that the Centre`s policy in dealing with the situation is against national interest.

Last Updated: Sep 13, 2010, 19:45 PM IST

New Delhi: Accusing the UPA government of
appeasing separatists in Jammu and Kashmir to "save its face"
in the wake of regular incidents of violence, the RSS has said
that the Centre`s policy in dealing with the situation is
against national interest.

"It seems the Manmohan Singh Government is planning to
surrender before separatists and anti-nationals of Kashmir...
unfortunately, Home Minister P Chidambaram and the Prime
Minister are leaving no stone unturned to appease them to keep
them in good humour as the systematic violence being spread in
Kashmir has given the government a bad name," Sangh mouthpiece
`Panchjanya` said in its editorial.

According to the latest issue of the journal, the Prime
Minister was more interested in "saving the face of his
government" and not protecting national interest.

Referring to suggestions that Armed Forces (Special
Powers) Act could be partially repealed in the state, the
editorial said, "the government is trying to snatch the powers
of Army and security forces which have helped controlled
Pakistan-sponsored jehadi terrorism for the past 20 years."

In a bid to blunt the offensive of security forces,
groups in the North-East too have been raising the demand of
withdrawing AFSPA, it said.

The RSS warned the government that if it continued to
accept all the demands made by the separatists, then "they
will not bow before India and instead start asserting
themselves."

PTI