RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat to visit Jammu for two days

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Srinagar, Sept 18: The right-wing Hindu group, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Rao Bhagwat will visit Jammu for two days from September 27 to review the functioning of the organisation in the region.

According to reports, during his visit in Jammu, Bhagwat is likely to convene a meeting of "likeminded nationalist" groups to devise a strategy to "end discrimination with Jammu and Ladakh regions".

Bhagwat is also expected to hold meetings with the senior RSS functionaries and prominent citizens of the state. He will also address the RSS volunteers and general public at a rally on September 29.

RSS had demanded statehood for Jammu and UT status for the Ladakh region.

Sources said various groups raising the demand of separate statehood for the Jammu region have decided to meet the RSS chief to convince the Sangh Parivar to support their demand.

Those groups demanding statehood for the Jammu region have been exerting pressure on the RSS to support their demand for separate state after the Union government granted statehood to Telangana.

In 2002, the RSS had adopted a resolution in support of a demand for the re-organisation of Jammu and Kashmir, in its national executive meeting at Kurukshetra. It had demanded statehood for Jammu and union territory (UT) status for the Ladakh region.

The Jammu State Morcha (JSM) has already intensified its campaign in support of statehood for the Jammu region.

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