Srinagar: J&K Pradesh Congress Committee President G A Mir lashed out at RSS for “trying to create an atmosphere of uncertainty under the garb of nationalism” in his address to party workers after unfurling the tri-colour at the party headquarter in Srinagar.
While highlighting the role of Congress in India’s freedom struggle, Mir said the RSS is trying to depict that they were also part of freedom movement, “but I want to tell you that even during freedom movement RSS played the role of dividing communities on religious and caste lines.”
“Today the RSS and BJP claims to be the only Nationalist in the country and have started polluting and harming the communal harmony and unity in the Country for the sake of power, but the India being the multi cultured and multi-religious country will never allow communal forces to flourish, for the fact, people have realized that BJP RSS menace hell bent upon to divide people on religious and caste lines, which will be defeated tooth and nail,” Mir said.
He told the gathering that India Achieved Freedom because of the sacrifices of Leaders like Mahatama Gandhi, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru and hundreds of the Freedom Fighters who participated in the movement irrespective of their religion, caste colour or creed, displaying the unity and togetherness and harmony among every religion or section of the Country.
Speaking to media on the sidelines of the function, Mir expressed surprise over the outcome of the Mehbooba-Modi meet on Art 35-A saying that nothing positive has come out of the meeting, as that the Prime Minister, as reported, assured the Chief Minister only on AoA, “which is very confusing and misleading on the part of both State & Centre Govt”.
He reminded that Chief Minister that AoA is not the Constitutional document and as per the Chief Minister she had gone to meet PM to seek his assurance to safeguard the Art 35-A of the Constitution of J&K, “if the PM was sincere, then the Centre should defend the Art 35-A in the Supreme Court, where the RSS backed NGO have challenged it”.
He asked the Chief Minister to respond to the apprehensions of the people and apprise them about the safeguards of the Article 35-A.