Terrorism, UP in focus at RSS meet

Terrorism, UP in focus at RSS meet

Terrorism and the recent issues, including the alleged “mass exodus” of Hindu families from communally sensitive Kairana, that cropped up in Uttar Pradesh remained in focus at the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) meeting of ‘pracharaks’, that began in Kanpur on Monday.

According to the sources the Sangh Parivaar supported tough action against trouble mongers in Kashmir valley and expressed serious concern on the situation in the state following killing of Hizb terrorist Burhan Wani.

Sources said that RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat also supported stern action any one, who fomented “anti-India” feelings. Although the forthcoming assembly elections in UP, which were due early next year, were not discussed at the meeting on Monday, sources said that the issues, especially the alleged “mass exodus” of Hindu families from Kairana, was on the agenda.

Bhagwat expressed shock that the Hindus were being forced to leave their homes in their own country. The RSS functionaries felt that it could be part of a larger conspiracy and sought concrete action from the government in this regard.

The Mathura violence in which 32 people, including two senior UP cops, were killed in clashes between police and members of a cult was also likely to come up for discussion at the meet.

Sources said that the plight of the farmers in the Bundelkhand region may also be discussed. Although it was not clear if any senior BJP leader or senior ministers in the NDA government would also attend the three-day meet, sources said that the saffron party general secretary, organization, Ram Lal could take part in the meet later.

The meet could also see participation of the functionaries of the Sangh outfit Swadeshi Jagaran Manch and the issue of allowing Foreign Direct Investment  in retail, in particular, might also be raised, according to the sources. A senior RSS functionary said in Kanpur that expansion of the saffron outfit in the rural areas was on the agenda.

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