Threats to the country’s internal security by growing radicalisation of ‘Jihadi’ forces and conditions in border areas, especially along China, Pakistan and Bangladesh, were discussed by the national executive of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh here on Saturday.
At the end of the daylong deliberations, the meeting adopted two resolutions, demanding an extensive probe by Central government agencies into the activities of radical groups and their links and sources of funding. It called upon the government to effectively manage the borders.
The resolution on the spread of terror network focussed on the southern States, including Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, expressing concern at attacks on Hindu nationalist forces and increasing violence. It also criticised the government for “competitive minority appeasement.”
“Areas of coastal Karnataka like Bhatkal have become a storehouse of weapons, bomb training and terror export. These forces are planning to target Hindu religious places like Tirupati, Madurai and Sabarimala in many parts of southern India,” the resolution said.
It was critical of the support from political elements to Abdul Nasir Maudany, an accused in the 1998 Coimbatore bomb blast case, and demanded that outfits like the Popular Front of India be banned. It said radical forces were turning Kerala into a “hotbed of anti-social and anti-national activities” and claimed northern Kerala was becoming a safe hideout and training ground for terror elements.
As for Tamil Nadu, the resolution expressed shock at the murder of an RSS functionary at Vellore and a BJP leader in Salem and alleged the involvement of the banned Al-Umma in the killings.
The meeting expressed concern at the functioning of alleged Islamic militant organisations like Manitha Neethi Pasarai in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka Forum for Dignity in Karnataka. The resolution accused the UDF government in Kerala of protecting Islamic militancy and preventing a CBI probe into the communal carnage at Marad in 2002.