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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                    Skumar Singh
                    Jan 4, 2016 at 12:21 pm
                    MR HOSSBALE IS BLABBERING PURE GARBAGE, WHICH HINDUISM IS HE TALKING ABOUT ????????????? HAD HINDUISM ADVOCATED COMPLETE NON-VIOLENCE LIKE BUDDHISM, HINDUISM WOULD HAVE BEEN COMPLETELY ERADICATED FROM INDIAN SUBCONTINENT. HINDUISM NEITHER ADVOCATES COMPLETE NON-VIOLENCE NOR ADVOCATES REASON-LESS AND MINDLESS NON-VIOLENCE AGAINST INNOCENTS. HINDUISM ADVOCATES VIOLENCE TO TAKE UP ARMS TO DEFEND ONE'S FAITH AND NATION IF THE OTHER PARTY ONLY UNDERSTANDS THE LANGUAGE OF FORCE, IN THIS CASE STAN. IS RSS REALLY A HINDU ORGANIZATION OR SOMETHING ELSE ????? OR RSS HAS BEEN HIJACKED BY HASBOLE and COMPAY WHO WHILE PRETENDING TO BE HINDUS ACTUALLY ARE SOME PEOPLE ELSE ????????? DOES RSS IN REALITY MEAN Rashtriya SECULAR Sangh ??????? HASBOLE AND COMPANY NEED TO READ WHAT HINDU SCRIPTURES, ESP THE BHAGWAT GITA SAY REGARDING WHEN TO GO FOR VIOLENCE AND WHEN TO ABSTAIN FROM IT INDIA AGAIN HAS BECOME A LAUGHING STOCK IN THE EYES OF THE WORLD.FOR SOME TIME AFTER MODI CAME TO POWER PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD THOUGHT THAT INDIA HAS GOT A HINDU LEADER WHO WILL NOT TOLERATE INJUSTICES BY STAN AGAINST NON-MULSIMS OF INDIA BUT ALAS THE OPPOSITE HAS HAPPENED. INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY ESP THE MUSLIMS OF INDIAN SUBCONTINENT HAVE AGAIN GOT A REASON TO SMILE BECAUSE THEY HAVE FOUND HINDUS ARE COWARDS AND THEIR LEADERS ARE PAPER TIGERS AT BEST.
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                      Augustus
                      Jan 3, 2016 at 7:47 am
                      These are the same slave b@stards who never fought for our freedom instead they served as pimps to the British, these slaves are now running the government and no wonder the Pradhan Sevak went to stan to prove that he is a slave, the slaves who cannot run a government with 300 MP's should be kicked out in 2019
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                        Augustus
                        Jan 3, 2016 at 1:44 am
                        You b@stards, had you had this brains in 1947 there would not have been a stan, millions of lives would have been saved, in 2014 you spineless Hindu perverts made a bug cry of your 56 inch chest and today you are talking about licking the bottoms, so it means you guys learn when others kick you around
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