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RSS to help curb anti-‘love jihad’ laws, looks forward to restore narrative of ‘Bharat’

By Saima Siddiqui 
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Bengaluru: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Saturday asserted that it is likely to extend help to the all states which carry legal guidelines to do away ‘love jihad’ instances within the nation. 

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The comment was made by the newly appointed Sarkaryavah (common secretary) of the RSS, Dattatreya Hosabale on Saturday when he was quizzed on his organisation’s views over ‘love jihad.’ 

For the unversed, the ‘love jihad’ is usually used to imply pressured conversion on the pretext of marriage. 

Hosabale mentioned it was not the RSS however the judiciary- Kerala and Assam courts- which was the primary to use these phrases. “Now, in the name of love and marriage, cheating women and committing fraud to convert them or abduct them abroad- this has created furore in the society. For this purpose, to curb such acts, a lot of states are bringing laws and the RSS supports these laws,” he mentioned. 

The RSS has reportedly mentioned to embark on an “intellectual campaign” which will strive to repackage Sangh’s “narrative of Bharat”. 

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Hosabale mentioned also that the RSS at its Akhila Bharatiya Pratindhi Sabha (ABPS) meet in Bengaluru has resolved to draw power from India’s lengthy historical past of civilisation for the aim of constructing a brand new India. 

“We will use our past and our heritage to draw inspiration and the experience as a civilization. We have to build a new Bharat based on our history and past,” he mentioned. 

Upon being asked about the accusations made by some Congress leaders like Rahul Gandhi on the Union authorities being managed from Nagpur, Hosabale responded, ”Democracy remains to be alive and dealing on this nation and one can not management a whole authorities from one place. It is mistaken to accuse the RSS for all that they need to propagate.”

The 66-year-old, Dattatreya Hosabale, was recently elected as Sarkaryavah or common secretary of the RSS at the All India Pratinidhi Sabha (AIPS) meet of the organisation in Bengaluru on March 20 by replacing Suresh “Bhaiyyaji” Joshi, who held the post for 12 years or four terms.

With this new position Mr Hosabele now holds the second highest office in the RSS and its more than 30 affiliated outfits including the BJP, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh.

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