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Vijayadashami speech: Limit to tolerance, says RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

Gau raksha is validated by Constitution, science, tradition, and is beneficial for country: Bhagwat

Written by Ashutosh Bhardwaj | Nagpur |
Updated: October 12, 2016 12:25:18 pm
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Peppering his annual Vijayadashami address with references to Pakistan and the surgical strikes in PoK, RSS Sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat Tuesday praised the Indian Army for the “courage” it “has shown under the leadership of the administration” by sending “the miscreant” a clear message that “there is limit to tolerance”.

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Hinting at the need for more surgical strikes, Bhagwat urged the government to ensure that the Parliament resolution on PoK is “translated into action”.

He said this government has accomplished what is a “very welcome” task — “Ek abhinandniya kaam is shasan ke netretva men hua hai — and the country salutes the “valour our armed forces have displayed”.

Noting that “miscreants in Kashmir are incited by those across the border,” the RSS chief said “they received a befitting reply from our administration… once again the prestige of the Indian Army… has been enhanced in the world”.



Extending his support to the government at the Centre, he said: “Abhi joshashan chal raha hai, woh kaam karne wala hai. Udaseen rehne wala nahin hai”.

“There are many expectations, much remains to be done but the way (they) have moved forward, there is belief that (they) will do something,” he said, adding “no one can deny that the country is gradually moving forward”.

“The miscreant got the message that there is limit to tolerance. The yashasvi state isolated (Pakistan) which repeatedly creates nuisance, and has enmity for no reason.” He said “the step we have taken might be needed again in future” because the “slightest neglect in the security of our borders can be costly”.

“Our armed forces must be properly equipped. There should be perfect harmony among our armed forces, our border forces and the intelligence mechanism. And these three must be equipped with sufficient resources,” he said.

Expressing concern over the situation in J&K, he praised political parties for their “firm resolution (pakka sankalp)” on Kashmir. “Pehle bhi sansad do baar prastaav kar chuki hai ki… and these days also several statements have come that Kashmir is an integral part of India”.

“Entire Kashmir including Mirpur, Muzaffarabad, Gilgit and Baltistan belong to India,” he said, stressing that “yeh jo vaktavya ki dridhta hai wo kriyanvan mein bhi waisi utarni chahiye (The resolve of the statements must also be translated into action).” Stating that “certain things” in Kashmir need to be improved, he said “recently our PM said J&K needs vishwas aur vijay (faith and victory)”.

Bhagwat said the protests in Kashmir have become “bahut naram” (extremely soft) while all of Jammu, Ladakh and a major part of the Valley are almost free of protests and “we must spread nationalism” there. “Miscreants must be dealt with sternly,” he said, stressing that for such policy “a consensus is required between the state and the Centre”.

The RSS chief advocated the cause of gau raksha and said “many good people, saints are doing it. All are good citizens”. He said the whole world has “accepted the quality of the Indian cow”. “The cow is the basis of our economy. According to tradition, it is gau mata,” he said.

Noting that there are laws against cow slaughter and cruelty against animals in states, he said “these gau rakshaks sometimes launch movements to ensure these laws are implemented… while doing so, they always try to be within the limits of law”. Describing gau raksha as an act “validated” by “Constitution, science and tradition” and “beneficial for the country”, he said “society and administration must be made aware” that gau rakshaks cannot be compared with those who create nuisance in its name.

“There are powers in the world,” Bhagwat said, who survive “on differences, fanaticism and extremism”. Noting that such powers also want to “spread their influence in India,” he blamed “selfish forces” in India who “do not like this government and the surge of India” and, therefore, offer “some opportunity” to such powers.

Acknowledging “some faults in our society” and divisions over “caste and community”, he said “shameful” incidents take place when a community “humiliates and tortures” members of the other community. “Such incidents must never take place. But it’s such a big country, some incidents do occur at some places,” he said, adding that “selfish powers want to take benefit of these”.

On prevailing social divisions, he mentioned a Sangh survey in Madhya Bharat. In 30 per cent of the 9,000 villages surveyed, discrimination was practised at places of drinking water, temples and crematoriums. “We have asked swayamsevaks to eradicate such practices,” he said.
Bhagwat stressed the need to change the education curriculum. On value education, he said “we need to have a photograph of Vivekananda in our homes. If there is any other photograph, it must be used at another place, we do not need it at ours”.

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