RSS affiliate invites Centre to its Bengal conclave on terror, illegals

The “mega conference” is being organised by the Seemanta Chetana Mancha, an RSS affiliate, on February 10 and 11.

Written by Ravik Bhattacharya | Kolkata | Updated: January 5, 2018 7:26 am
RSS affiliate invites Centre to its Bengal conclave on terror, illegals Hindu group Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). (Express Photo By Amit Mehra/representational photo)

AN RSS-BACKED organisation is planning to hold a two-day conference in Kolkata next month on security issues at the India-Bangladesh border — from infiltration to fake notes, terrorism to the Rohingya refugee crisis, and even cattle-smuggling.

The “mega conference” is being organised by the Seemanta Chetana Mancha, an RSS affiliate, on February 10 and 11.

Speaking to The Indian Express, Jagannath Senapati, state organising secretary of the outfit, claimed: “Invitations have been sent to the PMO, Ministry of Home Affairs, BSF and the Ministry of Defence, apart from governors of five states bordering Bangladesh. Already, we have confirmation from the Governor of Tripura (Tathagata Roy). We expect BSF, MHA and other agencies to send their representatives to attend. We will also call security experts. Over 350 delegates, from Assam, Bengal, Tripura, Mizoram and Meghalaya, will deliberate on border issues.”

Senapati said: “As we are aware, the border with Bangladesh has become a conduit for fake currency, terrorists, smuggling and other activities. We have incidents in which Bangladesh-based terrorists like the Ansarullah Bangla Team sneak into West Bengal and get shelter here. We have seen incidents like (the communal violence) in Bashirhat and Kaliachowk in Malda.The situation is a matter of serious concern for all of us.”

The Mancha is part of the RSS-backed Seema Jagran Manch, a national body for awareness and “generating patriotism” in border areas across the country. In the east, the organisation works with people living within 20 km of the Bangladesh border.

India and Bangladesh share a 4,156-km border, of which 2,217 km is in West Bengal.

“There is a need for development and awareness in these border areas. There is a need for inculcating patriotic values. After the BSF, it is the people who defend the border. There is a need for generating employment so that youth do not fall prey to illegal activities,” said Senapati.

In 2017, the RSS passed a resolution at the Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha, its highest decision-making body, expressing “grave concern over unabated rise in violence by Jehadi elements in West Bengal, encouragement to the anti-national elements by the state government due to its Muslim vote bank politics and declining Hindu population in the state…”

Senapati said that the Union Home Ministry had directed the West Bengal government in October to acquire and provide land for construction of border fences, and ban cattle markets within 8 km of the border.

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  1. Ramaswami Vijayan
    Jan 7, 2018 at 8:25 pm
    Geet V ‏ geetv79 Jan 6 RSS is a "Cultural Organisation"🐒 "RSS Affiliates" Are Political 🙊 Very Sly Very Devious Sangh Parivar Hides Behind Various Names Various Organizations With 1 Common Agenda: Spread Hatred, Unleash Violence for Political Power #RSSMuktBharat
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    1. Rabindra Nath Roy
      Jan 6, 2018 at 11:25 am
      RSS does not play politics, All those who live in India are Hindus and those who work to protect cow from slaughter, trading etc should not worry about recent Supreme couret directions tto state not to allow cow vigilante a law unto themselves, all these and many more such statements are made by Mohan Bhagwat, RSS Chief and the fact that the Modi Govt. is simply doing what is agenda of RSS all in the name of Patriotism, and nationalist character. An organisation affiliated to RSS is inviting PM, HM and many such Ministers and Governors is significant and it is not in Assam which is BJP ruled and is suffering most from the infiltration from Bangladesh where also similar problem that exists in WB exists. That the whole exercise is meant to politicize the Border area in the name of bringing awareness, development etc. last thing is that the organisation says it is people who guard the border after BSF is misnomer. That while Assam Govt is invited but not Mamata is playing politics.
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      1. Ramaswami Vijayan
        Jan 7, 2018 at 8:28 pm
        You are 100 correct. Besides, both RSS and Mamata are playing communal cards to suit their political agenda. RSS and Mamata are two sides of the same coin. It is during her tenure, both Hindu and Islamic Terrorists could consolidate their political bases.
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      2. Biduth Chakraborty
        Jan 5, 2018 at 12:49 pm
        Blackpower 666 is representative of Indian Express. ‘Hindustan’ was termed by Moghuls. Moghuls stacked Bharat, destroyed Temples, looted and killed innocents and converted Hindus forcefully.
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        1. blackpower 666
          Jan 5, 2018 at 12:54 pm
          "Blackpower 666 is representative of Indian Express" - for the record I AM NOT. this is another fascist trait spreading falsehood and lies
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          1. blackpower 666
            Jan 5, 2018 at 12:54 pm
            BRAHMINS WIPED OUT BUDDHISM LIKE HITLER'S FINAL SOLUTION - The Buddhists were finally absorbed into the caste system, mainly as Shudras and ‘Untouchables’, and with that, the Buddhist presence was completely obliterated from the land of its birth. Dr.Bhimrao Ambedkar writes in his book, The Untouchables, that the ancestors of today’s Dalits were Buddhists who were reduced to the lowly status of ‘untouchables’ for not having accepted the supremacy of the Brahmins. They were kept apart from other people and were forced to live in ghettos of their own. Being treated worse than beasts of burden and forbidden to receive any education, these people gradually lost touch with Buddhism, but yet never fully reconciled themselves to the Brahminical order. Many of them later converted to Islam, Sikhism, and Christianity in a quest for liberation from the Brahminical religion.
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            1. blackpower 666
              Jan 5, 2018 at 12:54 pm
              SLAUGHTER OF THE INNCOENTS - LIKE HITLER'S ACTIONS ON JEWS In addition to vilifying the fair name of the Buddha, the Brahminical revivalists goaded Hindu kings to cute and even slaughter innocent Buddhists. Sasanka, the Shaivite Brahmin king of Bengal, murdered the last Buddhist emperor Rajyavardhana, elder brother of Harshavardhana, in 605 AD and then marched on to Bodh Gaya where he destroyed the Bodhi tree under which the Buddha had attained enlightenment. He forcibly removed the Buddha’s image from the Bodh Vihara near the tree and installed one of Shiva in its place. Finally, Sasanka is said to have slaughtered all the Buddhist monks in the area around Kushinagar. Another such Hindu king was, Mihirakula, a Shaivite, who is said to have completely destroyed over 1500 Buddhist shrines. The Shaivite Toramana is said to have destroyed the Ghositarama Buddhist monastery at Kausambi.
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              1. Ravella Nageswara Rao
                Jan 5, 2018 at 1:54 pm
                Mr. Black power 666, it seems you are in dark room. All religions preach love, love, love. Similarly SARVEJANA SUKHANO BHAVANTHU: LOKAH SAMSTHA SUKHANO BHAVANTHU is the prayer offered by hindus every day in this country. Every RSS worker voluntarily contribute for the country without expecting any thing in return. RSS is biggest voluntary organisation in the Globe. RSS talks of nation not casts or power. So many Paper Tigers like you perished. RSS growing. You are vomiting so much poison on RSS. Nehru, Indira, Communists, Mulayam, Lallu, Karunanidhi ,Church, Mullahs failed to crush RSS. RSS grown in adverse conditions. RSS never hate other religions or society in this country. RSS loves all Indians who love this country. Destruction is not in the DNA of HINDUS.Temples demolished by Muslims. Culture destroyed by Church but still we are rising. Don't waste your energy in spreading false information.
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              2. blackpower 666
                Jan 5, 2018 at 12:55 pm
                instead of peddling fear falsehood and lies (classic fascist traits) PL PROFFER SOLUTIONS - you be the gent to proffer solutions - India is #1 in open defecation - 500 million defecate openly. india leads in filth, garbage, waste, open landfills. any indian city- 50 pcent live on the streets, 20-30 pcent in the slums. Indian cities are among the most polluted in the world. india is#1 in the world in child marriage, child labour, child prost itution, child trafficking. India has very high rates of infant mortality, maternal mortality. india is known for an alarmingly skewed gender ratio dowry deaths nharassment, female foeticide, female infanticide, malnutrition
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              3. Biduth Chakraborty
                Jan 5, 2018 at 12:41 pm
                Good Initiative! The CM of WB is dangerous for Our Country.
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                1. blackpower 666
                  Jan 5, 2018 at 12:48 pm
                  again peddling fear - a classic fascist trait
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                  1. blackpower 666
                    Jan 5, 2018 at 12:49 pm
                    you be the gent to proffer solutions - India is #1 in open defecation - 500 million defecate openly. india leads in filth, garbage, waste, open landfills. any indian city- 50 pcent live on the streets, 20-30 pcent in the slums. Indian cities are among the most polluted in the world. india is#1 in the world in child marriage, child labour, child prost itution, child trafficking. India has very high rates of infant mortality, maternal mortality. india is known for an alarmingly skewed gender ratio dowry deaths nharassment, female foeticide, female infanticide, malnutrition
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                    1. Ramaswami Vijayan
                      Jan 7, 2018 at 8:29 pm
                      Both RSS and Mamata and Islamic Terrorists are dangerous for our country.
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                    2. Babu Indian
                      Jan 5, 2018 at 12:01 pm
                      I would have loved to live in a secular country . But now there is no point is being secular . India should declare everyone ( desi type people ) as Hindus , those who disagree let them move to Pakistan or Bangladesh.
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                      1. blackpower 666
                        Jan 5, 2018 at 12:06 pm
                        the word INDIAN does not suit you at all. the word INDIAN incorporates hindu muslim sikh christian parsi buddhist jain other religions n atheists. and they abide by the cons ution. it is nowhere written in the cons ution/IPC/other laws that those who disagree with BABU HINDUTVA should move to pakistan or b-desh. does BABU HINDUTVA have a tieup with Pak/B-desh to banish the 'disagreeable elements' to Pak/B-desh?
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                        1. blackpower 666
                          Jan 5, 2018 at 12:07 pm
                          it is heartening to note the presence of a nationalist patriot like you. you are the right soul to proffer solutions for a few of india's gargantuan problems:India is #1 in open defecation - 500 million defecate openly. india leads in filth, garbage, waste, open landfills. any indian city- 50 pcent live on the streets, 20-30 pcent in the slums. Indian cities are among the most polluted in the world. india is#1 in the world in child marriage, child labour, child prost itution, child trafficking. India has very high rates of infant mortality, maternal mortality. india is known for an alarmingly skewed gender ratio dowry deaths nharassment, female foeticide, female infanticide, malnutrition
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                          1. blackpower 666
                            Jan 5, 2018 at 12:13 pm
                            there is no word called HINDU (persian word) in manucode/vedas/puranas/elsehwere. the word was used by external invaders to refer to the pagan animistic heathen people this side of the sindhu river. after the british colonised india, westsern scholars christened the pagan animsitic religion as HINDUISM. there is no mention of that word either in the ancient pagan scriptures
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