NEW DELHI: Expressing concern over “serious upsurge” in the jIhadi activities, particularly in Kerala and Tamil Nadu, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said no effective policy measures and efforts were visible in curbing these activities.
In his annual speech telecast live for the first time by state-run Doordarshan, Bhagwat flagged the concerns before the country. The speech delivered on the RSS foundation day on Vijay Dashmi was aimed at giving directions to the Sangh followers while reflecting on the current situation.
Bhagwat praised Narendra Modi Government for going in the right direction and even described the PM’s recent US visit as a success as it had raised the confidence of people.
“The people brought about a drastic change in the government. Positive signs are emanating which give hope about emergence of Bharat on the international horizon.. In a very short period, some policy initiatives in national interest on the fronts of economy, national security, international relations and many other areas have raised good hopes,” Bhagwat said of the BJP Government at the Centre.
As Bhagwat turned attention to the country’s problems he said, “No visible reduction in smuggling of rare earth minerals from the Southern coast has come to notice. In states like Bengal and Assam, the population imbalance has been caused by illegal migration of a particular community from across the borders.”
“The nation has yet to see the impact of the joint plan of the Central and state governments in putting an effective check on the activities of Jihadi and Naxal extremists and those forces which are helping and promoting them,” Bhagwat said during his early morning speech also telecast live by various private TV channels.
The RSS chief attributed the rise of IS terror outfit to “self-centred collective greed of the Western world that gave rise to exploitation, suppression, violence and fanaticism”.
“Operating on the basis of such selfish interests by the Western countries is responsible for a new incarnation of terror and fundamentalism that has emerged today in West Asia in the form of IS terrorising the whole world,” the chief of organisation founded in 1925 added. Talking about Hindutva, he said that despite the natural plurality of languages, geography, faiths and sects, castes and sub castes, food habits and traditions it assimilates and accepts all of them with respect and takes them along in the direction of welfare of the entire world.