Curb Naxalism with firm hand—Mohan Bhagwat
RSS Third Year Sangh Shiksha Varg concludes
Firmly rejecting the idea of negotiating with the Naxalites, RSS Sarsanghachalak Shri Mohan Bhagwat called for curbing the Maoist violence with a firm hand and strong determination. Addressing the concluding function of third year Sangh Shiksha Varg at Reshim Bagh grounds in Nagpur on June 6 he said the Maoists are the enemies of the nation and they should be paid in the same coin.
Referring to recent attack on Congress leaders in Chhattisgarh he said the Naxalites talk of protecting the rights of the Vanvasis. But they believe in the principle that ‘power flows through the barrel of gun’ and indulge in indiscriminate and insensitive killing. They do not believe in the Constitution neither do they honour the law of the land, then why talk with them, he emphasised.
Shri Bhagwat further said the Naxalites are more interested in creating chaos in the country than ameliorating the condition of the people for whose cause they claim to be fighting. “But the leaders and administration overlook this fact and honour the traitors while the patriots are being punished. The government has failed in evolving an effective intelligence network, providing latest weapons to the security forces, and giving corruption-free administration. Instead of doing this the government and some leaders advocate talking to Naxalites. This is very strange. Those who do not accept the Constitution and believe in violence cannot be allowed to hold the nation and society to ransom. There is no point in holding talks with them. They are the enemies of our country; they should be wiped out by using force. But our governments are incapable of doing it”, Dr Bhagwat asserted.
Referring to recent Chinese incursions in Indian territory Shri Bhagwat said our reaction to this incident was similar to that of 1962. “Our leaders look at this ‘aggression’ as ‘localised affair’. Some of our leaders even say that our borders are not properly demarcated. They do not know that by saying this they are helping the enemy of the nation. This is ridiculous,” he said. This has once again proved how weak our government is in tackling serious situations like this, he said, adding that the manner in which this border issue was allowed to precipitate as also soft stance adopted by some leaders, presented a grim picture of the neglect of our country’s vital interests. He said it is surprising to see that we have people amongst us who lobby for the enemy. This is a new phenomenon that we have people who speak on behalf of the enemy in our midst. This is a strange happening.
Citing example of Karnataka government headed by Congress party Dr Bhagwat said that the first thing the new Congress government did was to remove ban on cow slaughter in the State. He questioned the propriety, priority, reasoning and logic behind repealing the anti-cow slaughter law passed by the earlier BJP government in the State. Just to appease the minorities this was done on priority basis, he said adding that by doing this the Karnataka government has heaped insults and injuries to the feelings of millions of Hindus in the State and the country.
Shri Bhagwat further said in democracy people are supreme. They elect their leaders and governments. Given the provisions of the law and the system, people are bound to perform this duty. But they should realise that they hold the key to power and also a key to restore the system. No government or administration can work against the popular sentiments and wishes. That is why the fate of the country remains in the hands of the common people i.e. aam aadmi. They should rise above the petty differences of caste, language, religion, etc. and stand as a strong, powerful and prosperous society to make the country the world leader. To make the society realise its duty, it is necessary to instill their faith once again in Dharma that is the eternal value system that sustained the society. Unfortunately, the word Dharma has been wrongly translated as ‘Religion’ confusing the minds of the common people.
When the common people see political leaders and governments confusing the society, they should show constructive dissent. Popular movements have potential to change the destiny of the country, the RSS Chief asserted referring to crusades against corruption the country is witnessing. Shri Bhagwat said that there is a strong need for such mass movements once again to put the failed political leaders back on track. Such a public display of solidarity and strength can turn the course on which the politicians are taking the country right now.
Recalling Swami Vivekananda’s observation that India is a land of Dharma and no power on this earth can destroy it so long as it adhered to Dharma, the RSS Chief said that the RSS has engaged itself to restore people’s faith in this Dharma and awaken them to their duties towards the society and the nation. He appealed to the people to join the RSS in this noble mission.
In Assam, the border is not secure. Millions of foreigners are entering into our territory and despite the Supreme Court and High Court directives to detect and deport them no action has been taken in all these years. No procedure was ever evolved to detect and deport these illegal foreigners, he said. Stating that the government is not vigilant about the security of our borders the RSS Chief said that the main function of the rulers is to protect the boundaries of the nation and to safeguard the value system that sustained the society. There can be no compromise with this. Today, the aim of politics is confined to fulfilling one’s interests and for this the parties and leaders can go to any extent even prostrating before the anti-nationals, appeasing the minorities and spreading confusion amongst the people just to get the required votes so that they can remain glued to power.
He made a strong case for restoring Dharma that is value system that holds society together to put the fast declining social, political and economic situation back on rails once again. He reiterated that the rulers are bound to uphold the dharma (value system) and defend desh (country) as their duty. There can be no compromise with this in any situation, he emphasised
A total of 612 swayamsevaks from all over the country participated in the Varga. Sri Sri Nirmalanandnath Mahaswami, head priest of the Chunchungiri Mutt, Bengaluru, was the chief guest, while scion of Baroda Maharaja Samarjitsinh Gaekwad graced the occasion with his special presence. Sarvadhikari of the Varga Shri Pawan Jindal and Nagpur Mahanagar Sanghachalak Dr Dilip Gupta were also present on the dais. The shiksharthis also presented physical drills, exercises, suryanamaskars, and band performances.
Chief guest Sri Sri Nirmalanandnath Mahaswami said India is a young country with 65 per cent population belonging to the youthful people. This immense energy of youth should be channelised and diverted towards positive and constructive activities so that it can be harnessed properly for the development of the society, he added.
The youth should be introduced to the legacy of our culture and Dharma so that their gigantic energy can be be properly utilised, he said. Lamenting that today’s youth is more westernised due to modern education system the head seer of Chunchungiri Mutt said that we should not forget the legacy of our culture and moral values. Society sans values and culture can not make progress, he observed.
Stressing the introduction of values and principles of Dharma in the education system the Swamiji said that the education system should redeem us from all bindings and separateness. Spiritual and ethical values alone can provide solution to our problems, he asserted.