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Centre weak on acting against terrorism, Naxalism: RSS chief

india Updated: Feb 24, 2010 23:28 IST

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Accusing the UPA government of failing to act firmly against terrorism originating from Pakistan and Naxal threat, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat today said indecisiveness on these challenges has become a major threat to the nation.

The government is claiming that it has adopted a "humanitarian approach" on these issues grossly overlooking
the grim threat posed by them, Bhagwat told a massive gathering of over one lakh RSS volunteers here.

"Over three lakh Kashmiri Pandits have been displaced from their home state over three generations. It is difficult
to understand as to why the government is not adopting a humanitarian approach towards them while being soft towards
terrorism," he said.

According to Bhagwat, the failure to act in a determined manner to root out Naxalism posed a serious threat
to many parts of the country. "While the Centre was blaming the state governments, the latter, in turn, are putting the
blame at the Centre's doorsteps for failure to tackle Naxalism," he said.

Alluding to the Shiv Sena slogan of "Mumbai for Marathis", he said the RSS did not subscribe to such parochial
approach as it believed that every Indian had a right to travel and live in any part of the country.

However, this should apply in the case of Jammu and Kashmir also where restrictions continued on account of the
special constitutional status granted to that state, he said.