Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Press Statement of Shri Suresh Joshi - Sarkaryavah

The intentional tirade against the RSS by some political leaders and investigators after dragging the name of Sri Indresh Kumar, Member of the Kendriya Karyakarini of the RSS in the charge sheet filed by the ATS, Rajasthan indicate that the politically motivated designs against RSS and it's workers are going on along with attempts to influence investigating agencies.

In the wake of the arrest of a Vibhag Pracharak of the RSS Sri Devendra Gupta by the ATS, Rajasthan on 30 April 2010 in a case pertaining to some bomb blast incidents in the country I had stated that the RSS does neither believe in nor support any form of violence. I announced our cooperation to the investigating agencies and called upon them to conduct a thorough and honest investigation against individuals who were alleged to be involved in acts of terror.

In the last several months, following that direction, our functionaries have extended full cooperation to the investigating agencies in the hope that they will deliver their duties fairly. In the process our activists had to endure humiliations and in several instances physical and mental torture in the hands of the overzealous investigators. All this was taken in our stride thinking that perhaps the agencies were sincerely doing their job and hence a few indiscretions may be overlooked by us.

But the charge sheet filed by the ATS, Rajasthan a few days ago in the Ajmer blasts case and the subsequent statements galore by the investigators as well as the politicians completely belie our expectations about an impartial investigation. The way the name of the RSS has been draged in with scant respect for the facts and the way senior RSS functionary Sri Indresh Kumar's name has been invoked without any substantiating evidence makes clear that the investigation is influenced by is no longer an honest one.

It is evident from the charge sheet that there were no formal charges against Sri Indresh Kumar, neither was he named as an accused so far. In fact the investigators have not even once talked to him in the last several months during the course of their investigation. Yet to drag his name through a meeting of which he had no knowledge is a clear case of conspiracy to damage his reputation as well as that of the organization. Several politicians also started talking irresponsibly without verifying the facts. Even a section of the media too showed undue haste in wrongly projecting Sri Indresh as an accused and started attacking the Sangh.

We are now convinced that contrary to our expectations and hopes the investigations into the bomb blast cases at Ajmer and Hyderabad are turning political and vindictive and there are clear signs of a sinister design to defame the RSS. Let me make it clear that while we are a Constitution-abiding organization with full faith in the process of law we can't be cowed down by unscrupulous and sinister political conspiracies.

I am constrained to announce that the malafide intentions of the investigators and their political masters will be challenged by the organization on all the available fora including the courts. I am also obliged to inform millions of Swayamsevaks and supporters of the organization that the Sangh is committed to it's mission of building a united, strong and vibrant Bharat and a disciplined and patriotic society. Our march towards the mission will continue inspite of several hurdles on the strength of the love, trust and support of our countrymen.


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