Keep national security in mind: Bhagwat

 NAGPUR, Sept 30 – RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat today asked the Centre to keep national security in mind while taking a decision on Rohingyas and alleged that they were driven out of Myanmar mainly due to their violent separatist activities and links with terror groups.In his over-an-hour-long Vijayadasami address from the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) headquarters here, Bhagwat flagged a number of issues like illegal immigrants, cow vigilantism, situation in Jammu and Kashmir and the economic scenario.

He accused the Kerala and West Bengal governments of lending a “helping hand to anti-national forces for petty political interests.”

Bhagwat called for necessary Constitutional amendments for complete assimilation of the people of Jammu and Kashmir with the rest of the country. He also praised the Centre over the handling of the Dokalam issue with China.

Bhagwat said, “We have been facing the problem of illegal Bangladeshi migrants and now Rohingyas have infiltrated into our country.”

“Rohingyas, who were chased away from Myanmar, have infiltrated into the country and many more are ready to migrate illegally. They are being driven out of Myanmar mainly due to their continuous violent and criminal separatists activities and links with the terrorist groups,” he said.

Giving shelter to Rohingyas will not only put pressure on our jobs, but also pose a threat to national security, he said.

“Any decision regarding Rohingyas should be taken keeping in mind the threat to national security…Any decision regarding them should be taken keeping in mind that they will definitely be a threat to national security and integrity,” the RSS chief added.

Senior BJP leader LK Advani and Union minister Nitin Gadkari were present on the occasion. Dalit religious leader Baba Nirmal Das, who was expected to be the chief guest, could not attend the event as he was indisposed. His message was read out at the event.

He noted that the problems of the people, who were displaced from the Kashmir Valley in 1990s, are yet to be addressed. “Necessary Constitutional amendments will have to be made and old provisions will have to be changed in that State. Only when the Constitutional amendments are done can the residents of Jammu and Kashmir be completely assimilated with the rest of India,” Bhagwat said, apparently hinting at Article 370 which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

Targeting the Kerala and West Bengal governments for not doing enough against anti-national forces, he said, “The situation in Bengal and Kerala is known to all. The State governments and their systematically politicised administrative systems are not only apathetic to this serious national crisis, but are also lending helping hand to anti-national for forces for petty political interests.” – PTI

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