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'Religion-based Politics a Social Menace'

Published: 19th May 2015 06:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th May 2015 06:01 AM   |  A+A-

KOLLAM: LDF convener Vaikom Viswan has said that politics based on religion is steadily expanding in India and added that it has not only become a political problem but also a social menace.

He urged for awareness against communal forces which try to implement their agenda. “When we look into the list of detractors of religious freedom in India, RSS tops the list. From its formation days itself, they said that they were following the ideologies of Mussolini and Hitler. The contribution of RSS towards India is that they split the society which upholds the values of unity and brotherhood. They were getting silent assent from the Central Govt to implement the Hindutva agenda with ease,” Vaikom Viswan said, after inaugurating a seminar on ‘Secular Movement against Hate Politics’, organised by the state committee of Indian National League at the Sopanam Auditorium here on Monday.

CPI state secretary Kanam Rajendran, who delivered the key-note address, said that the Central Government was considering religious harmony as a vulgar word as it was giving full support to saffronisation of the country. “The current scenario is that we have a govt which advocates hate politics. The appointment of a hardcore RSS activist at the helm of the Indian Council of Historical Research is an example for the same. The communal forces are trying to distort the history of India for their advantage. A coercive move is there to saffronise the education system and history of India,” Kanam said.

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