A day after its launch, fringe Hindu outfit 'Save India Forum' organised a vehicle rally in the state capital on Thursday with an aim to create awareness against Bangladeshi intruders. Hundreds of people with saffron flags participated in the rally.
Suryakant Kelkar, the founder member and national convener of 'Save India Forum', said the new organisation would work to create awareness against Bangladeshi intruders "who are living in the country and encroaching upon people's livelihood."
Kelkar was a former national general secretary of Sahkar Bharti, an RSS-affiliated organisation. When asked whether fringe groups like him are floated by the RSS to meet its different objectives, Kelkar said: "It's true I worked for the RSS but now we have nothing to do with the Sangh."
"Intrusion and conversion are taking our country towards division. When people from other religion were converting Hindus by luring them, nobody raised any objection. But now, when Hindu organisation like VHP has come forward to bring them back into Hindu fold, people have started creating controversy. I support the VHP and the RSS on the issue," Kelkar said.
When asked why he needs a different platform to present his views despite supporting the VHP and RSS ideology, Kelkar replied: "We support only ideology but we work independently. Basically, we support introduction of law against forceful conversion of people. The conversion has created many problems in our country; for examples, separatist violence in Assam and other states."