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RSS to be 'active' in temple movement
March 07, 2003 13:33 IST
The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh on Friday said it would once again become 'active' in the Ram temple movement.
"There are enough indications that the central government is also taking an initiative to ensure that this issue, with which the sentiments of the entire society are attached, can no longer be allowed to remain in uncertainty and a solution should be found keeping the sentiments of crores of Hindus in mind," RSS general secretary Mohan Bhagwat said at the organisation's three-day All India General Council meeting in Nagpur.
"Several instances, which forcefully articulate the sentiments and exhortations of different sections in the society from time to time, conclusively suggest that gradually the entire intellectual climate in the country is tilting towards Hindu ideology," he said while presenting his annual report.
RSS chief K S Sudarshan, Bharatiya Janata Party president M Venkaiah Naidu and Vishwa Hindu Parishad leaders Ashok Singhal and Pravin Togadia were among those present.
The RSS general secretary said only the Sangh Parivar had the ability to 'convert this conducive atmosphere' into an instrument for social consolidation.
"There is thus an urgent need to expand and consolidate it further up to the village level. Plans are afoot for the coming three years to surge ahead in that direction," Bhagwat said.
The Gujarat election, he said, had proved that people were not ready to ‘tolerate this tendency of ignoring the sentiments of Hindus for political self-interests'.
Taking a swipe at the Jammu and Kashmir government, he said, "Instead of ending its anti-Jammu attitude, as promised during the elections, it is seen moving towards the old secessionist policies only."
He said due to the 'growing influence of Hindu forces', there was a perceptible awakening in the society over the evils of proselytisation and ‘conversion activities have almost stopped in the wake of the historic Hindu meeting of tribals at Jhabua'.
He also urged RSS activists across the country to maintain harmony and ‘through personal example, instil in every individual the courage to transform our society'.
He said the RSS had increased its activity in 871 branches and 340 milan [meeting points] compared to last March.
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