RSS chief blames ‘foreign hands’ for unrest in India

September 15th, 2008 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS  

Ranchi, Sep 14 (IANS) Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief K.C. Sudarshan Sunday blamed “foreign hands” for terrorist and Maoist violence in the country. “The disintegrating forces are becoming active in the country at the instigation of foreign hands and the role of the churches is also suspicious,” Sudarshan told a rally here.

He was in Ranchi to participate in the Matrushakti programme of the Seva Bharati, an RSS affiliated organisation.

“Foreign hands are behind the terrorist and Maoist activities in Jharkhand. In Hindu culture, social service is not done for any reward. But Christians and Muslims are expanding their bases in the country in the name of social work,” he said.

Referring to the killing of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Swami Lakshmananand in Orissa’s Kandhmal district Aug 23, which led to communal clashes, Sudarshan said: “He was killed as he worked to bring the converted people back to their original religion. Till now nobody has been arrested in connection with the killing. When the tribal people took to the streets to protest the killing, the Pope had problem. Why is the Pope interfering in India’s internal affairs?”

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