Kochi, Mar 13: An RSS functionary, looking after the Sangh's overseas affairs, on Monday blamed the media for creating 'hype' over 'stray incidents' of attacks against Indians abroad.
Sadanand Sapre, the coordinator of RSS Viswa Vibhag, however, flayed the attacks against Indians on foreign soil and said such incidents should be stopped.
"Media many a times exaggerate the scene. Yes, some instances are there. To create hype... that is the nature of media," he said.
Sapre's comments came in response to a question about attacks on Indians abroad during an interactive session with the audience after a programme organised here as part of 'Navathi' celebrations of Bharathiya Vichara Kendram Director P Parameswaran.
Referring to incidents of attacks against Indians at Melbourne in Australia some years back, Sapre said in some cases Indians were at fault.
"Melbourne incidents reported by media gives an impression that all Indians are being targeted. So I spoke to local people. They said that is not the case. It is not at all that all the Indians are targeted. Media have an habit of creating hype," he said.
"These are stray incidents and those sort of stray incidents are everywhere... even in India," Sapre said, referring to incidents of attacks against people from Bihar in Mumbai some years back.