advocating a war with Pakistan, the RSS Wednesday urged the
government to "liberate" parts of Kashmir held by Islamabad to
arrest the growth of terrorism.
Addressing the annual Dassehra rally here, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat
said terrorism was on a comeback trail because of the government's
policies on Jammu and Kashmir over the past decade.
"The areas under Pakistani occupation have to be liberated,
discrimination in administrative and developmental matters in the
case of Jammu, Leh-Ladakh and Kashmir Valley must end," he said.
He said Jammu and Kashmir should be brought 'on par' with the rest
of the country to create conditions to enable Hindus compelled to
flee the Kashmir Valley to return with honour.
Focussing on the eastern parts of India, Bhagwat expressed concern
over the "progressive depletion" of the "nationalist Hindu
population" due to historical processes.
Despite repeated warnings about infiltration and arms, narcotics
and counterfeit currency smuggling into Assam and West Bengal,
wrong policies have resulted in grave problems in India's
northeast, he said.
The demographic imbalance due to infiltration had rendered the
native population into a minority in the northeast, he said,
adding the phenomenon was spreading to other parts of India.
"The poisonous brew of separatism and terrorism, growing under the
shade of religious conversion on a large scale, again because of
weak policies," he said.
With Chinese interference looming large on the northern borders,
terrorist groups like Al Qaeda are also attempting to secure a
foothold in the region, Bhagwat warned.
He urged the government to weed out infiltrators on an urgent
basis from all over India and deport them back to their original
countries and prepare a National Register of Citizens for all
genuine Indian citizens to stop the alarming trend.
Supporting India's 'Look East Policy', Bhagwat said all countries
in the Southeast Asian region shared a common culture and basic
values similar to India's.
"The fact that China has entered the arena as a competitor with
full force and preparation... Now, China has befriended Pakistan
to such an extent that they have given their nuclear technology to
"The consequences of China surging ahead of us to establish such
strategic relationship with our immediate neighbours like Nepal,
Myanmar and Sri Lanka should be seen from the angle of our
Touching on the Ayodhya issue, Bhagwat advocated a parliamentary
legislation to pave the way for the construction of a majestic Ram
"However, keeping in mind the Allahabad High Court judgement,
ensure that any construction for the sake of Muslims shall be
allowed only outside the cultural boundaries of Ayodhya," Bhagwat
The RSS chief urged the government to make the living and working
conditions better for the armed forces.