Nagpur, October 11: Speaking on the 91th foundation day of Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) and Vijayadashmi celebration in Nagpur, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat accused Pakistan for encouraging separatist forces in India’s Jammu and Kashmir.
On the annual celebration of RSS, he demanded strict action against those who are indulging in violence in the valley.
The RSS was launched in September 1925 by Keshav Baliram Hedgewar and since then the foundation day is celebrated every year on Dussehra.
Earlier the RSS chief paid tribute to RSS veteran Deen Dayal Upadhyay and spoke in length about the teachings of Swami Vivekanand. Bhagwat touched upon a wide range of issues including Kashmir violence, caste issues, cow protection and vigilantism in his speech.
Bhagwat said “the entire Kashmir is ours including Mirpur, Muzaffarabad and Gilgit-Baltistan.”
Referring to the ongoing unrest in the valley for last 3 months, he said, “a large part of Kashmir is free of tension; we must act against those indulging in violence, strict action should be taken.”
The remarks came in the backdrop of the tension prevailing in the Kashmir Valley from past 3 months after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani on July 8. Since then at least 91 people have lost their lives and thousands have been injured in the unrest between the local mobs and security forces.
Hailing Uri attack he praised the central government and army for surgical strikes. He said “It is a matter of great pride the way situation was handled by the government.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also complimented the works of the Rashtriya Swayamsewaka Sangh (RSS) on its 91st foundation day. He also tweeted greetings for RSS.
On the Sthapana Diwas of the RSS, my greetings to all Swayamsevaks & best wishes in their endeavours to serve our nation.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 11, 2016
He also defended gau rakshaks. He said they are noble people as they work to save cows and asked people to differentiate between real gau rakhshaks from fake ones.