The speech, it says, “generally outlines the challenges before the nation and contextualises the role of the organisation to mitigate the same” and ”underscores the need for organising the Hindu society for national rejuvenation”.
Lynching has a specific context. It does not mean a riot, it does not mean any old act of public violence, it means a public hanging or stoning to death by a mob. It means punishing someone in such a manner that others will see it as a warning and a lesson.
Two days after RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat urged the Centre not to “yield too much” in trade negotiations, the BJP reiterated that India cannot be a closed economy and that many segments are keen on the country moving ahead.
The annual address by the RSS chief holds great importance as the organisation is seen as an ideological mentor to not only to the ruling government but many other organisations that are run throughout the country by swayamsevaks, with a vision of building character to rebuild the nation.
Arguing that his remark has exposed the “doublespeak” and “rabidly communal outlook” of the RSS, the CPM said “the term lynching has no territorial-cultural connotation; it is a term used for any mob attack leading to killing”.
Is the Ayodhya mobilisation now as powerful and potent as it was in 1992? Are there law and order concerns for the Centre and Uttar Pradesh government, both now ruled by the BJP? And most importantly, is it fair to compare 2018 to 1992?
Avoiding any reference to recent controversies like Dadri killing and violence over cow slaughter and his own comment on reservation policy, RSS Sarsanghachalak Mohan Bhagwat has called for dialogue with communities for peaceful settlement of disputes over age-old traditions. He also called for “synergy” among government, administration and society with feedback mechanism to achieve sustainable […]