|RSS to organise its largest meeting in history to discuss
New Delhi, Oct. 6:
In the largest ever RSS congregation, over 75,000 of its cadres will
gather in Agra next week to deliberate on sensitive issues of
national security including the activities of “foreign Christian
missionaries and Islamic fundamentalists” on which the outfit’s
stand has been causing controversy.
The three-day “Rashtriya Raksha Mahashivir’
(national security camp) beginning on October 13 is being organised
by the Braj region unit of the RSS to coincide with the 75th
anniversary of the organisation.
The increasing activities of the ISI in India and
the alleged role of foreign Christian missionaries “in supporting
secessionist groups in the North East” are among the volatile issues
to be deliberated at the convention to be addressed among others by
RSS chief K S Sudarshan, RSS sources said.“The ISI is spreading its
tentacles everywhere. The recent arrest of an Aligarh Muslim
University student for his alleged involvement in anti-national
activities is a case in point,” a prominent RSS leader said.
Interestingly, the convention’s organisers have
invited among others some of the diehard critics of the Sangh
Parivar including Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Bahujan Samaj
Party leader Mayawati, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and
top CPI-M leaders, apparently in a bid to demonstrate that they have
no sectarian agenda.“The issue of national security should be above
petty party politics. Our agenda is not hidden.
That is why we have invited people representing all
shades of opinion,” Krishna Sahai, Braj region chief of RSS
said.“The objective of the meet is to generate greater awareness
among the government and the masses on the seriousness of the
internal and external threats to the country,” Sahai said.
Information Minister Sushma Swaraj would be inaugurating an
exhibition on “75 years of the RSS” on October 9, the sources
The organisers have also invited prominent leaders
from various fields to attend the convention. They include
Scientific Advisor to the Prime Minister A P J Abdul Kalam and Zee
TV’s Subhash Goyal. The RSS would also honour war heroes and
scientists during the three-day congregation.