Targeting political leaders demanding evidence of the air strike inside Pakistan after the Pulwama attack, the RSS on Saturday said such demands can “raise questions on their patriotism” and that it will be better to take someone from them along the “next time”.
Speaking to mediapersons after the second day of the Akhil Bharatiya Pratnidhi Sabha (ABPS) meet, RSS Sah Sarkaryavah Dattatreya Hosabale said in response to a question that he travelled 10 states after the air strike and nobody asked for evidence.
“People are sure that this has happened and the entire world too believes this,” Hosabale said. “…to apne desh ke kuch logon ko yadi lagta hai, woh unke deshbhakti aur vishwas ke upar prashnchihn khada kar dega… yeh saboot maangna vaigairah jo hai to… isliye hai na agli baar karte samay unme se kisi ko saath me leke jana theek rahega (If some people in our country feel so, that can raise a question over their patriotism. It will be better to take someone from them along the next time),” he added. Hosabale said the RSS has, in its annual report, praised the action the government took after Pulwama attack.
On a question on the recent assault on some Kashmiri traders in Lucknow, he said, “Nobody should take the law into their hands.”
The RSS also appealed to its volunteers and the masses to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Azad Hind Fauj government. The meet also passed a resolution on ‘Bharatiya family system: A unique contribution to humanity’.
Hosabale also said the ABPS had in a meeting two years ago passed a resolution demanding the declaration of a population policy. “What could be the shape of population policy must be a national agenda,” he said.