Wants full Integration with India
“Sheikh Abdullah wants to install Yuvaraj Karan Singh as elected head of state not because of any love for him but to use him as tool to suppress the Dogras of Jammu,” declared Shri Durgadas Varma, General Secretary, Praja Parishad addressing a public meeting last week at Purmandal, 17 miles from Jammu. He added, “To save democracy from peril the Praja Parishad has come into being. With maharaja no more, every part of the State becomes free to determine its future in the manner its likes.”
Pandit Prem nath Dogra, President, Praja Praishad in course of his long speech said, “There were practically no rulers of Maharajas these days because
people everywhere demanded their abolition. However justice and wisdom required that one universal principle should be adopted for the sake of integrity of our great and big country. I was painful to find that the Prime Minister of India on the one hand should support Sheikh Abdullah in bringing about termination of hereditary rule in Jummu and Kashmir and on the other should declare himself
in favour of retention of Rajpramukas.”
Pandit Dogra added “Had the demand of doing away with royal house been made after State’s full and final accession with India we would not have raised any objection to it. It was sad that real things are being ignored simply to secure a political advantage.”
|RSS Relief Work in Mysore
An RSS Mysore Kshama Nivarana Samithi has been started by the RSS in Mysore with Sri L Gangoji Rao, Ex-MLA as President and Sree HV Seshadri, Prant Karyavoha of RSS and Sri K. Suryanarayana Rao, Mysore State Chief Pracharak of RSS as Secretaries. Public meeting are being held almost daily in several parts of the State making appeals to the public to make generous contributions of money and good grains when RSS Swayamsewaks go for the same from door to door. The period of collection has been fixed as between September 25 &Oct 5. Several gruel and milk Centres are expected to start in the affected districts of Kolar, Tumkur and Chitradurza.
In Shimoga a similar Famine Relief Committee has been organised under the President ship of Dr KN Dattatri, the District Jana Sangh President of Shimoga with a Committee of several leading persons of the district.
At Tumkur also a committee for the same purpose has been organised under the President ship of Sri GS Thammiah, the District Jana Sangh President, assisted by Sri TG Siddalingiah, the district organiser of RSS.
He further said, “Our state
consists of different territories, each with its own distinct culture. Just as the whole State became
independent after the lapse of British suzerainty, similarly on terminations of hereditary rule different units become free, each being fully, entitled to exercise the right of self-determination. It will then become for us to choose whether we should remain under the arrangement of limited accession as proposed by Sheikh Abdullah or take some other step.”
Concluding Pandit Dogra exhorted people to be prepared, as time has approached, for making every sacrifice to decide the fate of ‘our land according to our wishes’. “We are committed to stand for integrating this State with India completely and we would never flinch from it,” said the Parishad President.