Wednesday, February 9, 2011

RSS And Assassination Seva

Recently, the role of many RSS members involved in the blasts rocking India has been revealed. Will the government declare it an outlawed organization or try to appease hindus and remain silent.

The confessions of Swami Aseemanand that Hindutva elements are behind many blasts has brought a lot of troubles for Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, the umbrella organization of Sangh Parivar. From demands for having a close watch over RSS shakhas to demands for immediately banning the outfit have surfaced.

Former Maharashtra ATS chief Hemant Karkare had long back suggested ban on the radical outfit Abhinav Bharat, which carries forward the RSS mission, when he came across some Hindutva faces during probe of Malegaon 2008 blasts. But now, RSS itself once more is under scanner of the investigating agencies. It remains to be seen what steps the government takes to heal the cancer before it is too late.

The efforts of Karkare had unmasked the Hindutva terrorists who at some time in past were associated with RSS. And now the nefarious acts of active members of the outfit have come forth as a result of probe in right direction.

Some analysts have been opining that the RSS members assigned to give India a bloodbath, first separated themselves from RSS and then formed their own organizations to carry out blasts across the country. The founder of Jai Vande Matram Jan Kalyan Samiti, Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur arrested in connection with the Malegaon 2008 blasts was once an active member of the RSS. Likewise Pramod Mutalik, the Ram Sene Chief who has been active in vandalizing South India had been a member of Bajrang Dal’s Karnataka unit.

The involvement of the former members would have not been so harmful to RSS, if the hands of some active members like Indresh Kumar, Swami Aseemanand, Ramchandra Kalsangra, Devendra Gupta, Lokesh Sharma and Sandeep Dange had not been unveiled in several blasts.

RSS pracharak Ram Chandra Kalsangra alias Ramji is alleged in terror strikes in different places between December 2002 and 29 September 2008and has been absconding since October 2008.

A member of the RSS Central Committee Indresh Kumar is said to have mentored and financed the RSS pracharaks behind Malegaon, Samjhauta Express, Ajmer and Makkah Masjid terror strikes.

Another senior RSS pracharak Sandeep Dange was a key figure in the long running conspiracy to bomb Muslim places of worship and Muslim neighbourhoods.

While Devendra Gupta, the RSS vibhag pracharak from Bihar, has been accused of having provided logistics to Hindutva terrorists for terror strikes.

And Lokesh Sharma is said to help in triggering the bombs at Makkah Masjid and Ajmer Sharif.

In the wake of the proofs emerging of RSS being actively involved in the anti-nation activities, many organizations have called for a ban on the outfit. According to them, the demand of justice is that RSS too should be banned the same way SIMI was outlawed.

The chairman of the Popular Front of India E.M. Abdul Rahiman urged the investigating agencies to expose and bring to book all the top leaders of RSS ‘which is the power house of terrorism in India”. “The confession statement of Aseemanand is proof enough for the role of RSS central leadership in the recent incidents of terror such has Malegaon, Makkah Masjid, Ajmer and Samjhauta Express. It is shocking that the RSS central leadership has constituted a core group to carry out blasts across the country and entrusted the task of executing the same to its National Committee member Indresh Kumar. But surprisingly the investigating agencies have not yet arrested him or they are not even willing to expose other RSS leaders involved in this anti national terror conspiracy,” he said.

He also demanded a thorough watch on RSS shakhas and their programmes from top to bottom throughout the country in the best interest of the society and nation.

Contrary to its claims, the RSS does not represent Hindus nor is it patriotic to India. It is a group of Hindutvadis who do not worship the idol of Ram nor follow his teachings of peace and tolerance. Hence the propaganda by a section of the media that crackdown on RSS is crackdown on Hindu community is baseless. RSS does not have anything to do with Hinduism. Its philosophy is Hindutva in which violence is a recommended work.

On the national or shakhas offices of RSS the Indian tricolour flag does not wave. They have their own agendas of terrorizing minorities and killing peace loving Hindus in India (Goa blasts on Diwali eve); earlier by orchestrating riots and now through changed modus operandi of bomb blasts.

It is said RSS never took part in freedom movement. But it takes the credit of killing father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi. And now they are murdering innocent Indians.

Arguments may be made that the terror blasts were the work by individuals and they cannot be attributed to the organization. Recently, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat stated that there is no place for radicals in the organisation. “RSS has always asked members with extremist views to leave,” he said.

But the high degree of sophistication in the planning and devices used, with RDX and complex bomb designs being deployed in several of them, it is almost indigestible that it can be done on an individual level. So, the questions like “Given that most of the foot-soldiers accused for these blasts are of very humble backgrounds, is it possible that they could execute these blasts without support and sanction from the top?” are doing rounds. When strictly hierarchical and disciplined nature of the organisation is a well established fact, is it possible that they were acting without the knowledge of their superiors?

Evidences about the involvement of RSS pracharaks in a series of blasts, are growing continuously.

It is by time that either the RSS does a cleansing within and mete out the stringent punishment against its members involved in terror blasts.
Or the inner voice of all the Hindutva extremists—the executors of blasts—who caused many innocents being put behind bars should prompt them to do prayschit (penance) as did Swami Aseemanand.

Aseemanand, according to the media reports, made his confessional statement only after his conscious prompted him to let the world know the reality after he found his innocent co-inmate in the jail one Kaleem being punished in Makkah Masjid blast case.

According to Aseemanand, he made this statement “so that real culprits can be punished and no innocent has to suffer”.

However, the confessional statement by Aseemanand shows how systematically and easily the Hindutva terrorists executed their plans. How they brainwashed Hindu youth, spread a vast network across India and gained every type of support without the probing agencies letting have any clue about their plots.

Though saffron leaders have accused the UPA of misusing the CBI and other probing agencies but it does not affect the result these agencies reach after investigation.
Tragically, many so-called secularists are making the terrorism threat by RSS light by trying to portray it as a political issue between the Congress and the BJP. It is tantamount to undermining a dangerous threat to India’s stability. Time is to act tough against terrorism. It is in the interest of India to stop playing politics on this serious issue.

The result of the recent probe in the blasts cases though is startling but not unexpected. For its anti-nation activities RSS has been banned earlier. But when let roam free its members are busy destroying India. The sooner the outfit is banned for ever the safer India will be.

Vellayappa Ajay

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