Take stern action against those advocating separatism: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

Bhagwat said people of Jammu and Kashmir have faced hardship to safeguard the integrity of the country.

By: PTI | Jammu | Published:November 13, 2016 6:56 pm
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The society will not tolerate any compromise with the sovereignty, unity and integrity of the country, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said today and demanded stern action against those advocating separatism and doing Pakistan’s bidding. “The society will not tolerate any compromise with the sovereignty, unity and integrity of the country. It is need of the hour to take stern action as per law against those who advocate separatism and work at the behest of their masters sitting across the border,” Bhagwat told RSS workers in Jammu.

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Bhagwat said people of Jammu and Kashmir have faced hardship to safeguard the integrity of the country. “You have faced those hardships for the country, the situation has to be resolved. If the situation has not been resolved for so long, then it can have two reasons. Either we have no courage to resolve the situation or there is some shortfall in our efforts to resolve the problem,” he said.

The RSS chief said, in a democracy, society is the most powerful entity which has the power to elect its representatives. “Whatever the society wants the government has to work that way. This is the rule in democracy,” he said, adding in India the rule of the law is supreme and everyone has to follow it.

“It is a huge country with so many states but it is still one country. The government will work for the emotional unity of the country which was the basis on which Constitution was written. The sovereignty, unity and integrity of the nation are paramount,” he said.

Bhagwat said though the country adopted a federal form of government only a few decades ago, it has been one nation for ages. “In this country we don’t needs laws for patriotism, we have accepted federal structure of governance, but from time immemorial we are one country”, he said.

Bhagwat said the need of the hour was to follow the laws and strengthen the emotional unity of the country and not divide it. “We means the people of this country, irrespective of what religion they follow and what God they worship and what God they don’t. It is the people of the country and the laws need to be followed to strengthen the country so separatism cannot rear its head,” he said.

He said that scientists have proved that ancestors of today’s inhabitants of the Indian sub-continent who lived around 40,000 years ago were the same. “It is proven that the people who live in this part of the world have similar ancestors and they all are Hindus. Being Hindu does not mean which God you worship or which you don’t. It is the identity, our culture and our heritage that we have carried along for centuries,” he said.

Bhagwat said for the past 90 years RSS has been working to bring discipline in the lives of the people of this nation, so they can stand together and face any situation. “Our history for the past 1000 years is witness to the attacks from outsiders who came and looted us and then someone amongst us united us and we fought against that invader. The invader either ran away after looting or was absorbed in our society.

“For the past 90 years RSS has been working to make people disciplined so that they can face any such aggression,” he said.