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Rohingya Muslims a 'Threat to National Security', Says RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat

30 September 2017

In his speech, Bhagwat appealed the "gau-rakshaks" to not break laws while performing their duties while urging people to take up cow protection without considering religions. In fact, violence of any form is reprehensible.

The RSS chief said many Muslims involved in the activity of cow protection, cow promotion and management of cow shelters, told him that a "nefarious campaign" was being run to create tension among the people of different religions in India.

He said cow smuggling had emerged as a serious issue in all states, and especially on the Bangladesh border which made cow protection "more valuable".

He said the utility of the Indian breed of cow was scientifically proven by "the medicinal value of cow dung and urine for human beings". "For progress of small farmer, rearing of cow is a must".

Addressing the swayamsevaks at the RSS Headquarters, the Sarsanghchalak was seen talking elaborately about cow protection in his over-an-hour long speech. Rearing of the cow is not a matter of religion.

Speaking on Rohingyas issue, Mohan Bhagwat said, "Why they have come here from there?" Despite the slowdown, Bhagwat said India is moving rapidly towards economic development.

He said that any decision regarding granting them refuge should be taken while keeping in mind that Rohingyas will definitely be a threat to national security and integrity.

In his speech that touched upon a wide range of issues, Bhagwat also expressed his views on the immigration of huge number of helpless Rohingya Muslims in India. The RSS chief while sharing his condolences on the Mumbai stampede, said, "Deeply saddened by the incident which occurred yesterday".

"Necessary constitutional amendments will have to be made and old provisions will have to be changed in that state".

Lauding the people living in the border areas, he said they were "bravely and persistently holding ground amid incessant cross-border firing and terrorist-infiltration" and called for relief and assistance for them from the government and social groups.

The RSS chief also berated Mamata Banerjee's government in West Bengal for "lending a helping hand to the anti-national forces for petty political interests". Jihadi forces active there.

"The problems of permanent residents of the state, who migrated from the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir in 1947, and the people, who were displaced from Kashmir Valley in the 1990s, remain as they are", he said.

Rohingya Muslims a 'Threat to National Security', Says RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat