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RSS flays attack on North Indians

Ahead of the scheduled rally of MNS leader Raj Thackeray, the RSS has condemned the anti-North Indian migrants' rhetoric to create unrest.
PTI | By HT Correspondent, Pune
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2008 01:09 PM IST

Ahead of the scheduled rally of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) leader Raj Thackeray on May 3, the RSS has unequivocally condemned the anti North Indian migrants' rhetoric to create unrest in the state on the basis of language and region.

Without naming Raj Thackeray, who is expected to reiterate his stand against the migrants at the MNS meet at Shivaji Park in Mumbai, the RSS warned against parochial politics of some parties and leaders for short-term political gains to the detriment of social harmony.

In an official statement issued by the chief of RSS Western Region unit Dr Ashok Kukde, the organisation stressed the constitutional rights of all citizens to move freely in all parts of the country.

"If people migrate to earn their livelihood, the remedy lies in removing social and economic disparities," the RSS said adding it is also expected of migrants to join the mainstream of local population.

The RSS also asked the media to refrain from giving too much publicity to the assertions of political leaders and parties which could disturb social harmony and create tension.

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