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‘Media hyping stray incidents of attacks on Indians abroad’

To a query about recent attacks against Indians in US, RSS Viswa Vibhag Coordinator, Sadanand Sapre said, "Don't generalise the scenario."

By: PTI | Kochi | Published: March 14, 2017 4:07 pm

An RSS functionary, looking after the Sangh’s overseas affairs, has blamed the media for creating “hype” over “stray incidents” of attacks against Indians abroad, and said they should not be generalised. Coordinator of RSS Viswa Vibhag, Sadanand Sapre however, flayed the attacks against Indians on foreign soil and said such incidents should be stopped.


“Media many a times exaggerate the scene. Yes, some instances are there. To create hype… that is the nature of media,” he said on Monday.

To a query about recent attacks against Indians in the US, Sapre said, “Don’t generalise the scenario.”

Referring to incidents of attacks on Indians in Uganda in the 1960s, he said each and every Indian was attacked and thrown out of that country particularly during the rule of Idi Amin.

“Is that happening in the US? Is that happening in Australia? No,” Sapre said.

“Let us not put everything in a single bracket. There are many Americans who are there to protect Indians,” he added.

Sapre’s comments came in response to a question about attacks on Indians abroad during an interactive session after a programme organised here as part of ‘Navathi’ celebrations of Bharathiya Vichara Kendram Director P Parameswaran.

Referring to incidents of attacks against Indians at Melbourne in Australia some years back, Sapre said in some cases Indians were at fault.

“Melbourne incidents reported by media gives an impression that all Indians are being targeted. So I spoke to local people. They said that is not (the case).. It is not at all that all the Indians are targeted. Media has a habit of creating hype,” he said.

“These are stray incidents and those sort of stray incidents are everywhere… even in India,” Sapre said, referring to incidents of attacks against people from Bihar in Mumbai some years back.

Sapre further said activists of Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh abroad were providing necessary assistance including legal aid for those Hindus targeted.

“Some action is to be taken… some kind of legal action… That is happening over there,” he said.

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    Mather Chode
    Mar 15, 2017 at 9:06 pm
    You pusillanimous invertebrates. This is what happens when you sleep with the Orange Devil, when you make common cause with the Mango Mussolini. Your citizens are being targeted due to the rhetoric and vitriol unleashed by Donald Trump and pursued by his troglodyte supporters... and the RSS can only blame the media. Sad!
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      Nash Katsen
      Mar 17, 2017 at 2:37 am
      Sadanand has no clue as to what it is like to live in foreign lands. A man who has no compion for minorities can never feel what expatriates in foreign lands really go through when they become a minority in a land simply by crossing an imaginary border. For a man who supports facist policies and positions to comment on the mistreatment of Indians Abroad as fictional imaginations is abhorrent. Shame on him and his kind.