Ansari has become a communal Congressman: Indresh Kumar

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 13 Aug 2017 12:18:37


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Indresh Kumar, senior Pracharak and National Executive Member of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), on Saturday took a dig at Hamid Ansari, former Vice-President, who recently remarked that Muslims were feeling insecure in India. “I do not feel that Ansari should remain in any ‘taklif’ (trouble). Hence, he should go to any country where he feels he will be secure,” said Indresh Kumar, who is Advisor of Rashtriya Muslim Manch.

Talking to mediapersons on the sidelines of a ‘Raksha Bandhan’ programme organised by Rashtriya Muslim Manch in the city on Saturday, Indresh Kumar said that Hamid Ansari was secular for 10 years when he was Vice-President. “Now, he has become a fundamentalist Muslim. He was Bharatiya till he was in the chair. Now, he has become communal. He was non-partisan till he was Vice-President. Now, he has become a Congressman,” he remarked. Referring to Ansari’s recent remarks, the senior RSS Pracharak said that even the Muslims had come out against Ansari for unfortunate remarks.

On the recent developments in Jammu and Kashmir, Indresh Kumar said that Rashtriya Muslim Manch was conducting a ‘Quit PoK’ campaign between August 9 and August 14 for people living in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). Under the aegis of Rashtriya Muslim Manch, lakhs of Muslims will burn Pakistan flag in Kashmir on August 14. Rashtriya Muslim Manch is taking appropriate steps to solve many problems of Jammu and Kashmir. The movement was planned to raise voice against Pakistan and asking it to leave that part of Kashmir. If the movement is successful, a major transformation will be visible soon, he said.

“The people living in PoK still love India. They have not completely accepted the nationality of Pakistan. They have not accepted the laws of Pakistan,” Indresh Kumar said. A major problem of Kashmir, he said, was to give representation to the people from PoK in Jammu and Kashmir Assembly, as the seats were reserved for them but lying vacant. Even today, 24 seats in the Assembly and six in the Council in J&K are vacant for people from PoK. “Rashtriya Muslim Manch demands these seats to be filled through elections or through nominations in 2018. Regarding eviction of Pakistan from PoK, there is a Parliament resolution dating back to days of Congress regime. It is time to realise it,” he said.

Asked about the madarasas being asked to hoist national tri-colour on August 15, the Independence Day, Indresh Kumar said that there was no harm in it. On the directives to madarasas to furnish video-recording of flag hoising functions, he said that it was not asking for proof. “It is like parents asking children to bring good numbers in examination and get a gift. The intention is to encourage madarasas,” he added.

As far as ‘Raksha Bandhan’ campaign is concerned, Rashtriya Muslim Manch has been conducting it in 12 states from August 9. Under the campaign, women from minority community are tying ‘Rakhi’ to various RSS leaders and Hindu girls will tie ‘Rakhi’ to Muslim men and vice-versa.