Enough is Enough – Nationwide protest against RSS defamers

published on November 10, 2010

RSS’ terrorist tag a conspiracy: Bhagwat


LUCKNOW: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat today alleged that there was a well planned conspiracy to tag the saffron outfit as a terrorist organisation and said it will come out clean.

“Dragging Sangh into an unnecessary controversy is not a new phenomena and this time also it is being made a scapegoat by those who are feeling tizzy of losing their place in Delhi,” Bhagwat said while addressing a dharna here.

“But this time Sangh has decided to tell the people what the reality is. We will fight it in the court, publicise our view and will reach out to the people and tell them the reality,” he said while referring to allegations against RSS functionary Indresh Kumar, who is being associated with Ajmer blast.

Even after this, if those conspiring against the organisation continue with their nefarious attempts Sangh will teach them a lesson, Bhagwat said.

The RSS chief said that staging dharna was neither the nature nor work culture of the organisation.

“For the first time in the history of the organisation a Sarsangh Chalak has not only attended a dharna but also addressed the meeting as a conspiracy was being hatched to tag terrorism with the RSS,” he said.

In an apparent reference on the alleged involvement of Indresh Kumar in the Ajmer blast, Bhagwat said, “This is a sheer lie. Those who are involved in blasts were either not the members of the Sangh or they were ousted from the organisation long back due to their violent nature.”

He said that RSS and violence were antonyms and non-violence is the base of the organisation which can never be changed.

“But taking advantage of the situation, some people started talking about Hindu terrorism, but after realising that it will result in an outrage, they renamed it as saffron terrorism,” he said.

“By calling names of some persons an effort is being made to prove that Sangh is terrorist outfit. People against whom allegations are being made have an open character. They are the people who serve the country and teach others how to become a good citizen,” he said.

The RSS chief alleged that since 2003 attacks were being carried out on saints as a well planned conspiracy to demoralise Hindus.

“First Kanchi Acharya was arrested and dirty allegations were levelled against him, then Swami Laxman, who was working for the welfare of tribals in Odisha was killed.

Everyone knows about the conspirators, but they are still roaming free,” he alleged.

“This was done by those who knew that opinion of people will change due to work of these saints. Now dragging Sangh’s name is a part of that chain,” he said.

Bhagwat said that the RSS was cooperating even in the bomb blasts cases as it was alleged that some persons were under suspicion.

“Though no chargesheet has been filed yet, some politicians have started making baseless statement. A person made such a hilarious statement which is not even worth mentioning,” he said.

The RSS chief said that no chargesheet was filed against Indresh so far and he was not even named among accused.

“Even probe agencies have said that a lot is yet to be inquired. Everyone knows that his name is being dragged unnecessarily,” he said.

“At time when baseless things are being said against Indresh, we realised that keeping mum was not right and reality should come before the country,” he said.

Bhagwat said that the problem was not for the RSS only but the entire Hindu society as an effort was being made to demoralise them by spreading canard.

“Respecting the Constitutional traditions, we had been working silently so far, but this is the limit. Today danger looms large over peace, unity and integrity of the country and people should realise it,” he said.

“Those who are indulging in such activities will not get benefited and truth will finally come out. RSS will face this test and will come out cleaner,” he added.

Bhagwat said that this series of unnecessary harassment of RSS workers should be put to an end.

Outraged RSS holds nation-wide protest against terror tag
IANS | New Delhi

Hundreds of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) activists, led by their top leaders, Wednesday staged protests in several places across India against the central government’s alleged “political conspiracy” to link the group to terror activities.

Protests were held in various state capitals and district headquarters, RSS spokesperson Ram Madhav told IANS.

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat led the protestors in Lucknow while general secretary Suresh Joshi addressed a rally in Hyderabad. Demonstrations were also held across Punjab, Haryana and Orissa.

In Delhi, MPs Prakash Javadekar and Balbir K. Punj were among those who participated in the sit-ins.

The protests come in the wake of RSS leader Indresh Kumar and other activists being named in the chargesheet in the Ajmer blast case — three people were killed and 30 injured when explosives kept in a tiffin box exploded at the shrine of Sufi saint Moinuddin Chisthi Oct 11, 2007.

Addressing protestors in Lucknow, Bhagwat said the cases and allegations against the RSS were “baseless and politically motivated”.

Even as Bhagwat went on to claim that no RSS activist could be even remotely connected with acts of terror, he disowned all those who were suspected to be involved in such acts.

“Such Hindus who were found to have been associated with terrorist activities could not be even remotely associated with RSS,” he said in the speech.

Holding a brief for those against whom there was incontrovertible evidence, the RSS chief sought to add: “I am sure they were falsely implicated.”

He also came out strongly in defence of Indresh: “The fact that the investigating agencies had failed to find any concrete evidence against Indresh proved our point that he was being falsely implicated simply because the UPA government wanted to give us a bad name.”

This is the first time the RSS chief has led a demonstration. The move was seen in Lucknow as a step towards revivial of the ‘Hindutva’ card in the aftermath of the Ayodhya verdict that distributed the disputed land three ways.

In Delhi, Punj said the central government was misusing investigative agencies and other institutions to “defame the RSS and its activists”.

In Orissa, protests and rallies were held not just in the capital Bhubaneswar but also in places like Cuttack, Rourkela and Sambalpur.

Carrying placards and banners, hundreds of activists staged a sit-in near the Raj Bhavan.

According to Orissa unit general secretary Gopal Prasad Mohapatra, the recent investigations of the Rajasthan Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) team probing the Ajmer blast were part of sinister designs to destabilise the country.

Stating that Hindu organisations and religious leaders had been a constant target for several years, he said attempts were afoot to dishonour the Hindu religion.

In response to the call, demonstrations were also held in over 20 places in Punjab.

“Mass dharnas have been organised against hateful and politically motivated anti-Hindu propagandas of some leaders and political parties related with the union government,” said Munishwar, general secretary of RSS (Punjab).

“The chargesheet filed by the ATS, Rajasthan, in the Ajmer case and subsequent statements are irresponsible… In the 820-page chargesheet neither has Indresh Kumar been named as accused nor are there are any formal charges against him. But the ATS is still harassing him,” RSS spokesperson Kishor Kant said in Jalandhar.

The recent one-day session of the All India Congress Committee in New Delhi had attacked the RSS for its terror links.

“Revelations through detailed investigations have exposed the true character of the RSS and its sister organisations. Communal and terrorist elements, whichever source they may originate from, that aim at destroying our national fabric will be fought at any cost,” a party statement said.


RSS holds nationwide stir against Hindu terror tag

BANGALORE: As part of its nationwide protest against the alleged anti-RSS “Hindu terror” campaign by the Congress-led UPA government,RSSon Wedensday staged a sit-in dharna in front of the townhall here.

Flaying the Congress for their “evil conspiracy to defame a patriotic Hindu movement of the RSS by terming it as saffron terror andHindu terror”, RSS leaders cautioned the government to desist from the “sinister move in the interest of larger national unity and social harmony”.

This agitation across the country is to create public awareness about “certain vested interests who are indulging in a calumnious campaign against an organisation committed to character, discipline and national integration”.

They came down heavily on the Congress for making “irresponsible” statements against senior RSS functionary Indresh Kumar who has been named by Rajasthan ATS (anti-terrorist squad) in the chargesheet filed in Ajmer blast case.

Over 1,000 RSS workers participated in the dharna. The RSS leaders who spoke included Bhaghaiah, Lt General V M Patil, Jayadev and Mutt seers Soumyanathananda and Sureshananda.

The leaders later submitted a memorandum addressed to Prime MinisterManmohan Singhto Governor H R Bhardwaj.


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