‘Acts To Curb Terror Do Not Violate Human Rights’: RSS Sahsarakaryavah Dattatreya Hosabale On Kashmir Issue
“Acts to curb terror won’t violate Human rights. People and the media should not glorify the terrorists; it should not make netas out of them. People and media’s support is required to end the terrorism from India,” said Dattatreya Hosabale, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Sahsarakaryavah.
Hosabale was addressing a press conference held at Kanpur on the sidelines of RSS meet of Pranth Pracharaks. Akhil Bharatiya Prachar Pramukh Dr Manmohan Vaidya was also present.
Rejecting claims of human rights violation in the ongoing battle between civilians and police in Jammu and Kashmir, RSS Sahsarakaryavah Dattatreya Hosabale on Friday expressed satisfaction with the Centre’s stand against what he termed as “anti-national activities of some” in the valley.
Addressing the press conference on the last day of the week-long meet of Prant Pracharaks in Kanpur, Hosabale said Kashmir was “burning with terror activities”, and asked media “not to glorify terrorists”.
“This Baithak was a usual informal organisational get together of all Prant Pracharaks. Shakha work has increased considerably. Nearly about 21,000 places have increased during the last six years. Planning was made to reach more places in the coming year. Sangh always concentrate on quality improvement along with the quantity”, said Dattatreya Hosabale.
Hosabale added, “Afzal Guru, Yakub Memon – all were hanged because they were terrorists. Their hanging was constitutional. People and the media should not glorify the terrorists, it should not make netas (politicians) out of them. Your support is required to end terrorism from India. And there is no violation of human rights in curbing terrorism. The Centre is doing what it should do to eradicate terrorism and we support it at every step.”
Following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander and most wanted terrorist Burhan Wani by security forces on July 8, there were violent protests in Kashmir which have claimed the lives of 39 people so far.
Through a week-long meeting of its all-India executives with Pranth Pracharaks from all 44 prants and 11 Kshetras across the country, the RSS has chalked out its action plan for the next one year.
Boasting a rise in number of people wanting to join RSS, Dattatreya Hosabale claimed the organisation’s support base has also seen a rise. The organisation has been running a “Join RSS” campaign and claims to have accepted membership requests from nearly 50,000 people this year alone.
(Few inputs from Indian Express)