'Hindu terrorism' issue only political tool: RSS Chief

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Lucknow, Nov 23 (UNI) Hitting hard at the UPA government, Rashtriya Sawayam Sevek Sangh (RSS) Chief K C Sudarshan today said the Centre was raising the issue of ''Hindu terrorism'' as a political tool before the Lok Sabha elections.

Talking to newspersons here after addressing RSS activists at the state headquarters, Mr Sudarshan said there was no meaning of 'Hindu terrorism' and it was just a conspiracy to target the majority community.

''There is no connection between any religion and terrorism.

Terrorists have no face and they are also inhuman, who believe in killing innocents,'' he commented.

The RSS leader said as the Lok Sabha elections were near and the Central government had done nothing for the masses, hence, it was trying to raise such issues to divert the attention of the people.

''It is unfortunate that the government which had done nothing against the terrorists are now targeting the Hindus on the name of terrorism,'' he alleged.

Earlier addressing the meeting, Mr Sudarshan elaborated about the social, economic and religious conditions of the majority community in the country.

Without taking any name, he said the the spearheading of the agitation over the Amarnath Shrine Board issue has given an honour for the Hindus and the nationalists. ''While the people of Jammu, including Muslims, were raising national slogans, a political party PDP in the Kashmir valley was supporting a pro-Pakistan attitude while raising anti-national slogans,'' he added.

He also claimed that the 'family structure' in the country has saved us from the financial collapse in the global reccession. The RSS chief, however, lambasted the UPA government for helping the US by infusing Rs 56,000 crore to bail them out from the financial mess.

''The situation in the country is very critical now and a position of stag inflation has emerged with production units being closed down,'' he stated.

Mentioning about Mahtama Gandhi's concern for rural development in the country, he said Jawahar Lal Nehru, on the other hand, had shown interest in the urban development, which had resulted in several problems for the country.

''On October five, 1945, Mahatma had wrote a letter to Nehru asking him to start the development programme in the country with the villages, but Nehru had replied him that industrialisation was required for the accelerated development and to compete with the western countries and they have to start with setting up big industries,'' he said.

However, the RSS chief said even at present, the government could focus its development in the rural areas.

He said 'dharam' should not be related to religion. ''As in India, we have 'pitha dharam', 'mata dharam' and even 'putra dharam', but this is not religion.'' The function was also addressed by Swami Abhayanand Maharaj of Chimimaya Mission, who gave his vision on Sanatan Dharma and about the Hindu religion.

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