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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat praises Modi-Shah on abrogation of Article 370, improving security situation in Dussehra speech
By CNBC-TV18 Oct 8, 2019 11:04:00 AM IST (Updated)
Dussehra holds a special importance for sarsanghchalaks as the RSS was founded on this day in 1925.
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat in his annual Dussehra speech on Tuesday lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union home minister Amit Shah over the government’s move to abrogate Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir. Bhagwat also called praised the government for improving security situation and defended its economic performance.
On lynching, Bhagwat said it is a "western construct" and should not be used in the Indian context to defame the country.
Addressing the Vijayadashmi function of the RSS at Reshimbagh ground in Maharashtra's Nagpur city, he said the word 'lynching' does not originate from Indian ethos but comes from a separate religious text, and such terms should not be imposed on Indians.
The RSS chief lauded PM Narendra Modi and home minister Shah Shah over the government's move to remove Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, but said some vested interests do not want the country to be strong and vibrant.
Voicing his displeasure over several incidents of mob violence in the country, he said, "Lynching is not the word from Indian ethos, its origin is from a story in a separate religious text. We Indians trust in brotherhood. Don't impose such terms on Indians."
"Lynching itself is a western construct and one shouldn't use it in the Indian context to defame the country," he said.
Bhagwat urged citizens to create harmony, and that everyone should live within confines of law. "Swayamsevaks are brought up with that sanskar," he said.
He said in the past few years, there has been transformation in "direction of thought process of Bharat".
"There are many people in the world and in Bharat as well, who don't want this. A developed Bharat creates fear in the minds of vested interests...such forces will also not want
Bharat to be strong and vibrant," the RSS chief said.
Even well-meaning policies, statements from persons in government and administration were being misused to benefit nefarious designs by vested interests, he rued.
"We must be alert in identifying these plots and counter them on intellectual and social levels," he said.
Bhagwat said the world was eager to know if the 2019 elections in such a huge country will be conducted smoothly.
"Democracy in India is not something imported from any country, but a practice which has been prevalent here since centuries," Bhagwat said.
RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat at an event organised on the occasion of #VijayaDashami in Nagpur:The move of the re-elected regime to nullify #Article370 has once again proved that it has courage to fulfill those expectations&respect people’s sentiments&wishes in interest of the country pic.twitter.com/v5lzx7Qu3i