Go where you feel secure, RSS’s Indresh Kumar tells Hamid Ansari

At a press conference that Indresh Kumar addressed after a Raksha Bandhan programme organised by the Rashtriya Muslim Manch of which he is “margdarshak”, the RSS leader was asked about Ansari’s recent observation that Muslims in the country were not feeling secure.

Written by Vivek Deshpande | Nagpur | Published:August 13, 2017 4:24 am
Hamid Ansari, RSS< Indresh Kumar, RSS leader to hamid Ansari, Hamid Ansari exit, Former Vice president, BJP, Congress, “Unfortunately, Ansari received no support from any quarter. Even Muslims came out against him”, said Indresh Kumar. (Source: Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

Senior RSS leader Indresh Kumar on Saturday advised former Vice President Hamid Ansari to go to any country “where he feels secure”. At a press conference that Kumar addressed after a Raksha Bandhan programme organised by the Rashtriya Muslim Manch of which he is “margdarshak”, the RSS leader was asked about Ansari’s recent observation that Muslims in the country were not feeling secure.

“Unfortunately, Ansari received no support from any quarter. Even Muslims came out against him. He was secular for 10 years when he was in the chair. Now he has become a fundamentalist (kattarpanthi) Muslim,” Kumar said.

“He (Ansari) was Bharatiya, now he has become communal. He was a leader of all parties, but he has now become a Congressman. For all these 10 years, he didn’t feel insecure. He should point out any country in the world where Muslims are secure. I don’t feel Ansari should remain in trouble (taklif). So he should head for any country where he feels he will be secure,” Kumar added.

On Kashmir, Kumar said, “the Manch is organising Quit PoK” programmes from August 9 to 14. The people in PoK still love India. Even today, 24 Assembly and six Council seats in J&K have been kept vacant for PoK. The Manch demands that these seats should either be filled up by elections or through nominations in 2018. There is a Parliament resolution from the days of Congress rule to evict Pakistan from PoK. Time has come to take it forward.”

He added: “Lakhs of Muslims under the aegis of the Manch will burn the Pakistan flag in Kashmir on August 14.”

Kumar avoided making a direct comment on the stand taken by J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Article 35 A. “We will give our reaction when we decide. People know our feelings on the matter,” he said.

Asked about madarsas being asked to furnish proof of unfurling the national flag on August 15, Kumar said, “It’s not asking for proof. When parents tell their children that they would buy them a gift if they get good marks in exams, it is not encouragement? Similarly, the government is trying to encourage madarsas to honour the National Flag.”

On the widespread criticism of the RSS for not hoisting the national flag until recently, and for not participating in the freedom struggle, Kumar said, “Congress was a movement, not a party, before Independence and everybody was part of it. So to ask the RSS if it had participated in the movement is a bogus question. The RSS was wondering if Partition was temporary or permanent. Flag-hoisting was done at government offices and educational institutions, not at individual house, business establishments etc. But we too used to unfurl the flag at different places.”

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    mahendra vihtlani
    Aug 14, 2017 at 10:16 pm
    Ansari his coment is b er,please talk less of such ansarissss
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      NARANAT
      Aug 14, 2017 at 10:10 pm
      Why a secular should go from secular republic of India? We will pack the communal Hindu Taliban to Hindukush where they belongs to.
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        Gunamani
        Aug 14, 2017 at 8:03 pm
        Dear All we are forgeting Mr Ansari served as Vice President. Let him prove what he claimed as correct. But one thing we must have respect to all the leaders who served our country
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          pratyaksha
          Aug 14, 2017 at 7:50 pm
          This man too should find a hindu country to move into if he can find in this world. India is secular and shall remain so. For fanatics like Indresh kumar, PoK is the best place to show his real hindu self. He should fight along with soldiers to save his self-perceived hindu nation from muslim terrorists. Even Nepal refuses to go back to its hindu nation status!
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            s
            Aug 14, 2017 at 2:52 pm
            After enjoying 10 years as sultan some still feels that they are special and above the natives and better than them , they feel muslims be given a better position than hindus since they were the sultans for 1000 ears and need the status of the upper caste reservation, but not equal, muslims .
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              V Janardan Rao
              Aug 14, 2017 at 12:20 pm
              This is the usual call given to anybody and everybody who dares to criticize the Modi govt. or the RSS-----Go to Pakistan ! In respect of Mr Ansari, they have been a little diplomatic and did not name the place he is asked to go. Let them realise that the Cons ution has granted us the right to express our views openly. The RSS does not want us to exercise this right, wants us to be servile to the govt. and to the RSS, which we need not and will not accept. We exercise our right to stay here and criticize the wrong policies and practices of the govt. and the RSS.
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                surinderdev
                Aug 14, 2017 at 12:13 pm
                Gentleman, it is not a question of freedom of speech. it is a question of integrity of a person, while in office, and out of office. freedom is ones birth right but comes with lot of responsibilities. these days every body is claiming freedom but sans responsibility in every sphere.
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                  Salam
                  Aug 14, 2017 at 11:09 am
                  Why are BJP and RSS so upset ? Guys don't feel guilty conscious. No one is going anywhere. You like it or not, you win or loose, we will have to live together and build a better India.
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