'Amarnath protests to erase Hindu heritage of Kashmir' : RSS

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New Delhi, Jun 28 (UNI) Alleging that there was a 'sinister design' to erase Hindu heritage of Kashmir through violent protests against allotment of 100 acres of land to Amarnath Shrine Board in Jammu and Kashmir, the RSS today said it was time to condemn the attitude and not for 'counting good deeds and bad reciprocations'.

Touching upon violent protests against land allotment to Amarnath Shrine Board for creating temporary structures for nearly half a million Hindu pilgrims, the RSS in its editorial in its mouthpiece "Organiser' blamed Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Muzaffar Hussain Beigh for the controversy. He had claimed that the government had alloted the land as Congress ministers had threatened to block Jammu-Sringar highway project. Now the terrorists would be taking to streets who in any case did not require an issue to destroy the social fabric.

The editorial said Amarnath cave temple was not separate from the history of Kashmir or Kashmiriat the separatists were claiming to uphold. The Yatra was a Kashmiri tradition joined also by Muslims with devotion. A Muslim family still earned a portion of the shrine's offering as a reward for their devotion to Lord Amarnath, it said.

Every city in India boasts of Haj house where facilities were extended to Haj yatris and states were granting funds for construction and thousands of crores of tax money was spent on the event and yet nobody objected and it was not a place for counting good deeds and bad reciprocation.

This comment also indicates that the RSS is not in favour of the majority Hindu community opposing the huge spending on Haj pilgrimage to holy places Mecca and Madina.

The PDP supemo Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and his daughter had demanded that Amarnath yatra should be held in abeyance for some time and had sought allowing Pakistani currency in the valley. These people happen to be the 'bosom friends' of Congress President, CPI-M and National Conference who were not far behind in stoking communal divide, the Organiser said.

The RSS said terrorists were claiming to uphold the environmental cause and it would be better if they took the cause of vanishing forests in J &K at the cost of plundering vandals to reap the timber. They did not protest the stink in Dal Lake, the pride of Kashmir.

"So much for their environmental activism, They are real enemies of development and Kashmiriat", the paper observed.

The terrorists had no qualms when they occupied houses of Kashmiri Hindus who were driven out of the state. It is the fear of parting with these properties that is motivating them to oppose the return of the Hindus to the Valley.

The shouting secular brigade -- Azmis and Akhtars of various shades -- were conspicuous by their silence while the parties like Congress and the Communists were not reacting. The National Conference Party of Farooq Abdulla was playing the proverbial cat on the wall, the paper observed.

It is time for sending out the message that Hindu shrines were beyond politics and if the UPA parties were to continue its appeasement policies, it would only augur ill for the secular fabric of the nation, the paper warned.

UNI MCN AKJ HT1625

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