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EXECUTIVE COUNCIL

RSS meet to discuss Kerala murders, attacks on dalits

PTI10_23_2016_000105B RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and general secretary Bhaiyyaji Joshi at RSS meeting at Singapur Township, Annojiguda near Hyderabad | PTI

All India Executive Council of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (Akhil Bharatiya Karyakari Mandal-ABKM) began in Hyderabad on Sunday. The three-day meet is expected to discuss a range of issues including Indian Army's surgical strikes across the LoC, Uniform Civil Code, Ayodhya temple and welfare of dalits. 

Alleged violence against the RSS members in Kerala and West Bengal will also come up for discussion. 

The meeting was inaugurated by RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and chaired by general secretary Bhayyaji Joshi. Over 400 delegates, including heads of all regions and representatives of 38 organisations affiliated to the RSS, are attending the meeting being held at an RSS-run educational institution in Annojiguda on the city outskirts. 

BJP president Amit Shah is likely to attend the meeting on Monday. The national executive meet is held every year before Diwali.

“We will pass a resolution denouncing the political murders in Kerala targeting RSS activists,” RSS joint general secretary Bhagaiah said. The meeting will also adopt a resolution condemning atrocities against dalits and other communities. 

The RSS claimed that attacks on Hindus in West Bengal are occurring in districts close to the border with Bangladesh. Bhagaiah said a 17-year-old dalit girl died after being raped by a Muslim, but the police refused to register a case.

The Sangh is committed to ensure that the marginalised sections of the Hindu society, especially the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, receive the grants that are committed to them by the government, said a member. Sangh was actively working with other organisations who were working towards empowerment of SCs and Sts, he added. 

RSS is currently conducting surveys in several states ensuring unrestricted access to temples, water bodies and cremation grounds to every Hindu irrespective of caste, claimed  RSS’ media in-charge Dr Manmohan Vaidya. He also said that the organisation was stressing on Gram Vikas through cow-based farming, Kutumb Prabodhan (initiatives for instilling family values) and Samarasta (social harmony) in society.

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