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RSS holds protest against cow slaughter: PFI blames police department

Mangaluru: RSS and its sister organizations are all geared up for a protest march against cow slaughter on Monday July 13. On the other hand PFI has strongly condemned the decision of police department to give permission to the protest.

The Sangh parivar had tried to bring fire brand leader of BJP and MP Yogi Adityanath to the city. But the police strictly warned the right wing leaders that permission will not be given if Yogi Adityanath is taking part in the protest.

However reports suggest that a senior sangh leader will lead the protest. The security has been beefed up in the city to avoid any unwanted incidents.
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Temple demolition by Raje government: RSS protests in Jaipur, jams roads

Jaipur: Traffic on all the major roads of Jaipur, including the national highways, was disrupted on Thursday after a two-hour long chakka jam (traffic blockade) called by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and its affiliated bodies under the banner of the Mandir Bachao Sangharsh Samiti (MBSS). 

The agitators were protesting against the manner in which about 100 temples were demolished in the city to make way for the Metro Rail. 

Though the chakka jam was from 9am to 11am, its effect was felt from 8am onwards when the police stopped vehicles on roads to avoid any untoward incident. And it took another hour to smooth out the traffic.

To add to the embarrassment of the state government, several senior BJP legislators of Jaipur, including veteran Ghanshyam Tiwari and Narpat Singh Rajvi, joined the protest. Tiwari was the deputy leader of the Opposition in the state Assembly during the previous Ashok Gehlot government, while Rajvi is the son-in-law of the former Vice President and BJP veteran Bhairon Singh Shekhawat. Both are considered Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje’s detractors. 

Rajvi said that the way the 286-year-old Rozgareshwar Mahadev temple was demolished in the wee hours was highly objectionable. 

Tiwari pointed out that he had raised the issue during the state Assembly session but his words fell on deaf ears.

Kailash Nath Bhatt, who till recently was the state BJP spokesperson, also participated in the protest. 

Sangh swayamsevaks and members of outfits like the Vishva Hindu Parishad, Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh and Hindu Jagran Manch also took part. 

Sangharsh Samiti convener Badri Narayan Choudhary claimed that the chakka jam was successful as “people supported it”. 

The swayamsevaks manned 75 points across the city, but they were joined by ordinary people at 100 spots, Choudhary claimed.

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Hindu Samajotsava on July 13: Yogi Adityanath to address the people

Mangaluru: Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh (RSS) along with its affiliated organizations like VHP, Bajaragdal and others have organized a Virat Hindu Samajotsava on Monday July 13 at Nehru Maidan. The motive of the rally as per organizers is to protest against cattle slaughter and create awareness among the people.

It is said that fire brand MP of BJP Yogi Adityanath will be present as chief guest. Last time Sadhvi Balika Saraswati was called for Virat Hindu Samajotsava held in Mangaluru.

Over, 10,000 people are expected to take part in the event from various parts of undivided Dakshina Kannada district.

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86 temples demolished in Rajasthan: RSS compares Raje to 'Aurangzeb'

Rajasthan: The Vasundhara Raje-led BJP government in Rajasthan is on a collision course with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) over the demolition of 86 big and small temples by local administration and Metro authorities in Jaipur. 

The RSS and other Hindu outfits have called a two-hour “Chakka Jam” on Thursday to register strong protest, adding to the woes of the state government, which is already plagued by the Lalit Modi controversy. 

RSS leaders and Hindu organisations have compared the present BJP government with Mughal ruler Aurangzeb, who had demolished several temples. Strong protests by the RSS have, however, prodded the government into action.

“We are in constant touch with RSS leaders. The state government is confident of resolving the issue within a few days,” said Medical and Health Minister Rajendra Rathore.

On the directives of the Supreme Court over illegal religious structures, the local administration has demolished or relocated at least 86 big and small temples over the past few months in Jaipur. 

Seven temples were razed in the Walled City area during construction of Phase 1B of Jaipur Metro. Many of these temples, including the Rojgareshwar Mahadev and Kashtharan Mahadev temples, are believed to be over 200 years old. Their demolition invited the wrath of local residents and RSS leadership. 

After announcing “Chakka Jam” protest, the RSS also summoned over a dozen BJP legislators, Jaipur MPs and BJP office-bearers of Jaipur city, and pulled them all up for being “mute spectators”. 

They were also told a detail report in this matter would be send to the RSS headquarters in Nagpur. 

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje called an emergency meeting of officials and legislators to discuss the issue.  Raje reportedly pulled up officials asking why she was not informed about the demolition of temples. 

She also directed officials not to raze any more temples without the permission of local legislator and the urban development minister.  The officials, however, said the demolition and relocation drive was undertaken on directions from the apex court.

However, there is strong resentment among BJP workers over the demolition of temple.  After their statements to local leaders and the state government went unheeded, they reportedly took the matter to the RSS, saying the drive was earning the government and the party a bad name.

“All nine Assembly constituencies in Jaipur city have BJP legislators. The Mayor is a BJP man, and the party is in power in the municipal council. But no one is ready to react on our complaints,” said Gautam Sharma, A BJP worker in Walled City area.
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RSS organises iftar party for the first time

New Delhi: Facing flak over hardline posturing by its offshoots, RSS held an iftar for Muslims from across the country as well as diplomats of Muslim countries for the first time today.

Indresh Kumar, a senior RSS functionary and Chief Patron of Muslim Rashtriya Manch, the Muslim wing of the Hindutva organisation, stressed that people of one faith should respect other religions and not criticise them.

At the function organised at Parliament Annexe building, Kumar said followers of different religions should respect other faiths and not become extremists and went on to quote from the holy book of Muslims to stress that mutual peace and harmony was the message of god.

Ambassadors of a few countries, including Egypt, and representatives of various Muslim countries attended the event, the organisers said. Union minister Harsh Vardhan was also present.
Kumar said differences in religious beliefs should be respected and emphasised that Islam taught peace and harmony.

Hindutva organisations have been facing flak for pushing their hardline agenda with programmes like 'Ghar Wapsi' and 'Love Jihad'.

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ISIS threat letter says will 'shoot' RSS activists

Chennai: Office of DGP and Chennai Press Club here have received a letter allegedly sent by terror outfit ISIS threatening to "shoot" at least ten RSS activists in state and carry out bomb blasts in the city next week, prompting police to launch a probe.

The letter was received at the office of the Director General of Police here and the Chennai Press Club yesterday.

A stencilled letter in red ink claiming to be from the "ISIS" said that "identified 50 RSS active terrorists are in Chennai. We swear to shoot at least 10 of them and repeat Kovai blasts by April 24 - ISIS."

"We yesterday received a letter by post which even did not have a stamp on it and it contained the ISIS threat. It was forwarded to police authorities," Joint Secretary of the CPC, Bharathi Tamizhan told PTI.

On February 14, 1998 serial bomb blasts shook Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu in which 58 were killed and over 200 injured.

A senior police official said the letter, its origin and other relevant aspects are being probed.
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CPM activist killed in bomb attack near Panoor

Kasargod: Panoor which is infamous for frequent violence between CPM and RSS turned red once again on Thursday April 16 after a bomb attack killed a person here on the early hours.

The deceased person has been identified as Vinod (37), an activist of CPM. Sources said that Vinod was on his way to his house when a mob hurled bomb at him.  

The deceased's body has been kept at Thalassery general hospital.

CPM blamed RSS for the attack. It is learnt that Vinod was getting death threats from RSS activists in the past also. The communist party has called for a protest in Panoor and surroundings on Thursday.
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Kejriwal is part of overall plan of RSS for Congress Mukt Bharat: Digvijay Singh

Kejriwal is part of overall plan of RSS for Congress Mukt Bharat: Digvijay Singh

New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Sunday took to social-networking site Twitter and hinted at RSS' alleged backing to Arvind Kejriwal to wipe out Congress.

Digvijaya, who is quite vocal on Twitter, wrote, “Arvind Kejriwal is a part of the overall plan of RSS for a Congress Mukt Bharat.”

He further added that when he had earlier claimed that RSS was behind Anna movement, no one had believed him. But, later he was proved right, claiming he would be right this time as well.

In the recently held Delhi Assembly elections, the Aam Aadmi Party emerged victorious by winning 67 seats out of total 70 seats, reducing the BJP to 3 seats. The Congress, which ruled Delhi for 15 years consecutively, failed to win even a single seat in Delhi Assembly.  

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