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RSS praises PM stand against anti-nuclear NGOs

delhi Updated: Mar 04, 2012 20:19 IST

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The RSS has praised Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's "unusually forthright and strong stand" against NGOs allegedly receiving foreign funds for anti-nuclear protests in Kudankulam.

"The Prime Minister's unusually forthright and strong stand on the Kudankulam protestors is welcome," said the Editorial in RSS mouthpiece 'Organiser'.

The Sangh Parivar fountainhead also noted the actions taken by the government, including the freezing of accounts of some NGOs for diverting funds from the intended purpose.

"The action being initiated by the central government is late, but not too late. The home ministry, holding so much information regarding the overt and covert operations need not have sat on them for so long," the editorial said.

It claimed that over 75% NGOs receiving foreign funds were Christian organisations, most being "just extension counters of the Church, dabbling in religious conversions rather than social work."

The editorial said that Kudankulam was home to about 300 families and truck loads of people were being brought from neighbouring areas like Thoothukudi.

"They are provided food and money and take turns to sit through dharnas. Questions are being asked how the local population, mainly dependent on fishing have kept out of sea for so long. It is not possible to sustain an agitation for over five months without outside support," the editorial said.