Source: News Bharati English16 Jul 2016 11:12:30

Kanpur July 16: "Actions aimed at curbing terrorism do not tantamount to violation of human rights", said Dattatreya Hosabale, Sah-Sarkaryawah of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) here on Friday.

Addressing a press conference on the last day of the RSS Prant Pracharak Meet at Bithur near here, Hosabale urged the media and people not to glorify the terrorists and not to make ‘netas’ out of them. “Public and the media support is most necessary to end terrorism in India”, the RSS leader said.

Rejecting claims of human rights violation in the ongoing battle between civilians and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir, Hosabale expressed satisfaction with the Centre’s stand against what he termed as “anti-national activities of some” in the valley.

RSS Akhil Bharatiya Prachar Pramukh Dr. Manmohan Vaidya was present during the press conference.

“Afzal Guru, Yakub Memon 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 eliminate terrorism and we support it at every step,” the RSS Sahsarakaryavah said.

He was replying to questions on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir in the aftermath of the killing of a Hizbul Commander Burhan Wani by the Indian security forces on July 8. The violence that erupted after Wani’s killing took the toll of over 50 injuring many including the security men.

Through a week-long meeting of its all-India executives with Prant Pracharaks from all 44 prants and 11 Kshetras across the country, the RSS has chalked out its action plan for the next one year.

“This Baithak was a usual informal organisational get together of all Prant Pracharaks. Shakha work has increased considerably. Nearly about 21000 places have increased during the last six years. Planning was made to reach more places in the coming year. Sangh always concentrates on quality improvement along with the quantity,” said Dattatreya Hosabale

Boasting a rise in the number of people wanting to join RSS, 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.