Syed Junaid Hashmi
Three day long national convention of RSS in Jammu is aimed at boosting morale of the nationalist forces and sending a strong message across to anti-national elements and those seeking secession of Jammu and Kashmir to close their shops forever.
The new India has made up its mind not to tolerate cross-border terror, appeasement of separatists and Islamic fundamentalism. “We are here to boost morale of the nationalist forces in Jammu and Kashmir. We are here to tell them that Akhand Bharat will soon become a reality. Who would have imagined, BJP would be in the driving seat in Jammu and Kashmir? If this has happened, why can’t we get back Pakistan Administered Kashmir (PAK)? We have gathered here to assure all the nationalists that J&K is an integral part of India and that we have to get PAK vacated as soon as possible,” said a senior RSS functionary while talking to Kashmir Life.
He added “We would deliberate on the future course of action in the wake of increasing terror activities in Jammu and Kashmir. This meet in it has a strong message to anti-India and pro-Pakistan elements that J&K is, was and will be an integral part of India. No outside interference will be tolerated. This would be a booster dose for nationalists. Their confidence would be sky-high after this three day convention is over.” Regarding PDP’s demand for holding talks with Pakistan “An enemy nation cannot be trusted until it does not stop supporting cross border terror completely.”
“Those seeking talks with Pakistan are either living in fool’s paradise or have no sympathy with all those who are getting killed because of the Pakistan sponsored terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir. Be it armed forces or the Amarnath pilgrims or the civilians, Pakistan sponsored militants are killing everyone. So, till the time, militants are not wiped out from every corner of Jammu and Kashmir, there is no reason to hold talks with Pakistan. And if at all, talks are to be held, they would be purely for seeking return of Pakistan Administered Kashmir (PAK),” added the RSS functionary.
He said that army should be unbridled powers to crush militancy in Jammu and Kashmir. “No mercy should be shown towards the terrorists. They deserve to be killed. Those killing innocents should not be spared at all,” added the functionary. He categorically said that when someone picks up gun against the nation, he deserves death. “Separatists are all Pro-Pakistan. So, holding talks with them makes no sense. They should be dealt with iron hands. Their source of funding should be probed and on the basis of probe, strict punitive action should be taken against them,” added the RSS functionary who is considered closest to Mohan Bhagwat, RSS Sarsanghchalak.
“If PDP presses for talks with anti-India and pro-Pakistan elements, BJP should come out of the coalition. We cannot allow anyone to sacrifice national interest for petty political gains. We have given sacrifices’ in the past for the unity and integrity of India; we won’t mind giving more sacrifices if the need arises. How can we forget why Shyama Prasad Mukherjee sacrificed his life? Abrogation of Article 370 is our ultimate aim. How can we change course now?,” added the functionary.
Regarding blanket ban on media from covering the historic event, the RSS functionary said “We prefer doing our Job without any media hype. Once this three day long Akhil Bhartiya Prant Pracharks and Seh Pracharks Samelan is over, media would be briefed. This is how we function.” He was quick to add “You can talk to any RSS functionary if he agrees. But there would be no official handout or briefing till the last day.”
It needs to be mentioned here that this is for the first time in 92 year long history of RSS that Jammu is holding such an important programme of the Sangh which is being attended by 195 Prant Pracharks and Seh Pracharks from different parts of the country. Sarsangchalak (Chief) Dr Mohan Rao Bhagwat, Sarkarivah, (second in chief in Sangh hierarchy) Bhaiya Ji Joshi and four Seh Sarkarivahs reached Jammu on July 14 while other senior functionaries of the Sangh, heads of its different wings and All India Working Committee members reached on Monday.