Indore meet: Cordial relations with Pak necessary despite continuing attacks, says RSS

“It is our duty to be cordial with people. That’s the dharma of Bharat,” Hosabale said about Modi’s stopover at Lahore.

Written by Ashutosh Bhardwaj | Indore | Updated: January 3, 2016 2:35 am
pathankot, pathankot attack, pathankot air base attack, rss, modi in lahore, india pakistan relation, india pak relation rss, india news, latest news, pathankot news, rss news RSS joint general secretary Dattatreya Hosabale (right) and Akhil Bharatiya Prachar Pramukh Manmohan Vaidya in Ranchi. (Source: PTI file photo)

On the day of the terrorist attack on the Indian Air Force base at Pathankot in Punjab, so close on the heels of the Centre’s recent friendly overtures towards Pakistan, the RSS underlined the need for having “cordial relations” with Pakistan and also supported Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to Lahore.

The RSS followed the line it had taken after the coordination meeting with the BJP in September when it had advised the Narendra Modi-led government to normalise ties with Islamabad as it was once “a part of our (India’s) body” with shared historical and cultural links.

Addressing a press meet during Vishwa Sangha Shibir in Indore Saturday, RSS joint general secretary Dattatreya Hosabale stressed the need of establishing the Indian philosophy of ‘sahjivika’ (mutual coexistence) with Pakistan despite the continuing attacks. “This world is a kutumb. (Mutual coexistence) is necessary, necessary for all (countries). They will have to learn it,” he said.

About questions being raised on why PM Modi had a meal at Nawaz Sharif’s home during his recent Lahore visit, he added: “Karna bhi chahiye. We don’t oppose it. Kyon nahi karna chahiye? (Why shouldn’t he have had lunch?)” He contended that “their proposition of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” was realised when Modi had a “meal with Sharif”.

“It is our duty to be cordial with people. That’s the dharma of Bharat,” Hosabale added about Modi’s stopover at Lahore.

The senior RSS leader added that “it is the task of the Indian government to decide the nature of diplomatic relations. We want cordial relations”.

If the September advice had come barely a fortnight after the BJP government had called off talks with Pakistan, Saturday’s advocacy was hours after the terrorist attack at Pathankot. If September’s statements indicated a dramatic shift in the RSS’ earlier hardline stance towards Pakistan, the latest comments confirmed the Sangh’s softened diplomatic approach for India’s western neighbour.

Significantly, in September, it was Hosabale who had invoked the metaphor of estranged brothers of Kauravas and Pandavas, and had urged the government to normalise relations with Pakistan.

“I said in September that Kauravas and Pandavas were two brothers in a family. But they could also be enemies. But to establish dharma, all means are to be adopted. Atalji went to Lahore in a bus and also fought the Kargil War,” he said.

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    Gary Singh
    Jan 3, 2016 at 1:23 am
    Shame Shame Shame. This is the security of air force base. What can u expect from this totally shameless BJP regime. MODI says one thing before election, another thing after election and change his policy every month. HE has no clue how to deal with stan. All he can think is making headline everyday to satisfy his bloated ego. You see to attack a hotel, church or a train station is one thing but to get attacked on Parliament and Air Force Base is mind boggling. If Modi has any self respect he should apologize to the country. You remember during elections he used to proclaim that if you elect me you will not only be electing a Prime Minister but a prime Chowkidar. What was this stupid chowkidar doing when the terrorists were roaming around for 24 hrs before attacking the air force base. After such a ber should the country still keep this chowkidar??????
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      L Sundar
      Jan 3, 2016 at 4:52 am
      You can meet political Establishment in stan , have biryani ,and have talks but attacks will continue . ISI/ Military / terroup groups on one hand and political govt on the other are two mutually exclusive enies on stan. We need to take strong steps to preempt terror acts .
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        madan gupta
        Jan 3, 2016 at 3:31 am
        यह आरएसएस देश का नाश कर रही है. राम माधव ने कश्मीर में आतंक को बढ़ावा दिया उसका नतीजा हमने पठानकोट में देख लिया. यदि कश्मीर में isis और पाकिस्तान झंडे वालों को मारी होती तो आज पठानकोट पर हा ना होता.
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          madan gupta
          Jan 4, 2016 at 12:27 am
          लालू जी यह फैसला करो की बीजेपी की हकुमत है या आरएसएस की.
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            rajan luthra
            Jan 4, 2016 at 3:17 am
            WHAT A CHANGE OF HEART? The same people who spewed venom against stan earlier, are changing colours like a chameleon. Where is their nationalism now? Have they realised that it is economics and not jingoism which determines a nation's policies? Why BJP doesn't send RSS to stan just as they intended to send every member of opposition during election rallies? There is no denying that peace with neighbours is the only way forward but BJP or RSS have no ideology except hypocrisy
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              Skumar Singh
              Jan 4, 2016 at 12:05 pm
              WHY IS THE BJP AGAIN SAYING THAT IT WILL COMPLAIN TO STAN WHEN THE JIHAD (CASE FOR PERMANENT WAR AGAINST NON MUSLIMS UNTIL HEY HAVE CEASED TO EXIST) IS SPONSORED BY THE STANI STATE ITSELF. ISN'T THIS THE SAME WAY PSEUDO SECULAR CONGRESS WORKED IN THE PAST WITH SILENT SUPPORT FROM MARXISTS. I HOPE A PURE HINDU ALTERNATIVE MIGHT EMERGE FORM BJP ITSELF BUT UNTILL THEN AS THE SAYING GOES SOMETHING (RSS/BJP) IS BETTER THAN NOTHING.
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                Skumar Singh
                Jan 4, 2016 at 11:59 am
                WE NEED A STRONG HINDU ALTERNATIVE TO RSS/BJP, RSS/BJP IS TOO WEEK and TIMID TO TACKLE "ISLAMIC BRUTALITY and COURAGE WITH ITS ATUDE OF READY TO KILL OR BE KILLED". THEY ARE JUST RUNNING AFTER MATERIAL COMFORTS, THAT IS ONE OF THE WEAKNESSES OF HINDUS. RSS/BJP WALAS JUST CAN ONLY SCREAM AND SCREAM WITH NO ACTION AGAINST TERRORISTS BASES IN STAN JUST LIKE PSEUDO-SECULAR CONGRESS NOTHING GOOD COMES OUT FROM LATHIS AND CHADDIS, WHAT IS REALLY NEEDED IS SIKH STYLED STRONG INDOCTRINATION, COURAGE AND COMBAT TRAINING THAT TOO FROM AN EARLY CHILDHOOD AND ABOVE ALL KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE PRAGMATIC KNOWLEDGE OF HISTORY AND ISLAM, ESPECIALLY ITS DECEPTIVE SIDE AND NOT THE ONES PROPAGATED BY THE MARXISTS. HINDUS HAVE PUT IN BACKBURNER THE MESSAGE OF LORD SHRI KRISHNA TO ARJUNA REGARDING READY TO GIVE UP FEAR OF DEATH AND BE READY TO BEAR ARMS TO DEFEND FAITH. BJP/RSS WALAS HAVE BECOME MORE INTERESTED IN SUKHRAM THAN IN RAM. RSS/BJP IS TOO MODERATE TO TAKE ON THE TWIN THREATS TO HINDUS IN THE FORM OF MARXISTS AND ISLAMISTS OF INDIAN SUBCONTINENT WHO HAVE JOINED HANDS TOGETHER. RSS/BJP IS PLAYING WITH THE EMOTIONS, FEARS AND SENTIMENTS OF HINDUS WITH MERE LIP SERVICE ONLY, WITHOUT DOING ANYTHING CONCRETE TO WIPE OUT THE ENEMY COMPLETELY. MARXISM AND ISLAM ARE BOTH INHERENTLY VIOLENT CRUEL,TREACHEROUS AND UNFORGIVING AND THEIR ULTIMATE AGENDA TO WIPE OUT HINDUISM FROM ISLAMIC SUBCONTINENT. BOTH MASTERS IN PLAYING taqiyya. BUT MARXISTS ARE MORE INTELLIGENT AND STUDIOUS COMPARED TO ISLAM THATS WHY DURING THE LAST 50 YEARS MARXISTS HAVE LEFT NO STONE UNTURNED TO WHITEWASH THE CRIME OF ISLAM AGAINST NON-MUSLIMS IN INDIAN SUBCONTINENT.THEY HEVE BEEN CHURING ONE BOOK AFTER ANOTHER IN THIS REGARD. WHILE RSS/BJP WALAS HAVE GIVEN SO LITTLE IMPORTANCE TO INTELLECTUAL DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATIONAL CAPABILITIES OF HINDUS COMPARED TO THE ISLAMISTS AND MARXISTS. RSS HAS AGAIN AND AGAIN SAID THAT THEY WILL FOLLOW MODERATE HINDU NATIONALISM AND SHALL GIVE IN TO EXTREMISM. NOW THE QUESTION IS WHAT CAN DRUG FOR FEVER DO IF THE DISEASE IS AS EXTREME AS CANCER ? ONLY THE FEVER MIGHT SUBSIDE FOR SOME TIME BUT NOT THE DISEASE ITSELF. THE WORLD AT LARGE KNOWS THE REALITY OF ISLAM BUT THE HINDU LEADERSHIP IN INDIA IS TOO AFRAID TO TAKE ON THE ISLAMISTS HEAD ON THEY JUST KEEP ON BLABBERING ONE NONSENSE AFTER ANOTHER JUST LIKE PSEUDO SECULAR CONGRESS AND RABIDLY ANTI HINDU MARXISTS. MARXISTS AND ISLAMISTS GIVE TOO MUCH IMPORTANCE TO LEARNING and intellectual development of its cadres regarding THE COMPLEX SUBJECTS FROM TOP TO BOTTOM BECAUSE ONLY WHEN YOU HAVE FULL COMMAND OVER A SUBJECT THEN ONLY CAN YOU FOOL OTHERS (hindus in this case) . EXTREME EVILS NEED EXTREME ANSWER NOTHING ELSE WILL WORK 100% WHY IS THE BJP AGAIN SAYING THAT IT WILL COMPLAIN TO STAN WHEN THE JIHAD (CASE FOR PERMANENT WAR AGAINST NON MUSLIMS UNTIL HEY HAVE CEASED TO EXIST) IS SPONSORED BY THE STANI STATE ITSELF. ISN'T THIS THE SAME WAY PSEUDO SECULAR CONGRESS WORKED IN THE PAST WITH SILENT SUPPORT FROM MARXISTS.
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                  Skumar Singh
                  Jan 4, 2016 at 12:06 pm
                  WHY IS THE BJP AGAIN SAYING THAT IT WILL COMPLAIN TO STAN WHEN THE JIHAD (CASE FOR PERMANENT WAR AGAINST NON MUSLIMS UNTIL HEY HAVE CEASED TO EXIST) IS SPONSORED BY THE STANI STATE ITSELF. ISN'T THIS THE SAME WAY PSEUDO SECULAR CONGRESS WORKED IN THE PAST WITH SILENT SUPPORT FROM MARXISTS. I HOPE A PURE HINDU ALTERNATIVE MIGHT EMERGE FORM BJP ITSELF BUT UNTILL THEN AS THE SAYING GOES SOMETHING (RSS/BJP) IS BETTER THAN NOTHING.
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