Source: The Hitavada      Date: 19 Sep 2018 15:00:25












UNION Minister Mr. V. K. Singh has quite rightly asserted that Army still rules Pakistan. India gets evidence of this every day when it has to deal with hordes of infiltrators on the line of control (LoC). Had new Prime Minister Mr. Imran Khan had any say on matters of international relations, more particularly with India, the daily incursions would have stopped by now. That would have reflected the will of the new Prime Minister who had talked about improving relations with India. Like many measures he is taking to bring about a change in his administration and his country, he would have prevailed upon the Army to stop its proxy war against the neighbours. Mr. Khan has refused to live in the Prime Minister’s bungalow. He has ordered auctions of PM’s luxury cars. Likewise he could have told the Army to stay away from dabbling with the country’s foreign policy and on relations with neighbours. Nothing of the sort is happening. Mr. V. K. Singh has justly said that not much change was expected with Mr. Khan becoming the Prime Minister of Pakistan.




THE Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has undertaken an appropriate exercise to explain to a global audience what the organisation stands for. Dr. Mohan Bhagwat, the chief of the organisation, is himself explaining various facets of the RSS to the elite audience that includes representatives from as many as sixty countries. It is common knowledge that the RSS has been a victim of massive misunderstanding stemming mostly from political antagonism. So vicious does this antagonism become at times that some people even ask for a total ban on the organisation. It is this aspect that the RSS leadership seems interested in tackling. No doubt, this is a bold initiative as the RSS is standing up front in full public glare and explaining what it stands for. Some awkward questions, too, can come up, and Dr. Bhagwat is willing to answer those. This is welcome. For, in the long run, such an exercise will offer a genuine opportunity to everybody to clear doubts and erase misconceptions. Such an endeavour was actually most needed.