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Nationwide protest: RSS dharna in Bangalore

Members of RSS staging protest at Town Hall, Bangalore against the UPA Goverment in the Centre for linking organisation with terrorism, on November 10, 2010. Photo: K Murali Kumar.

Members of RSS staging protest at Town Hall, Bangalore against the UPA Goverment in the Centre for linking organisation with terrorism, on November 10, 2010. Photo: K Murali Kumar.  

As part of its nationwide protest against the alleged anti-RSS campaign by Congress-led UPA government, the saffron outfit today staged a sit-in dharna in front of the townhall here.

Flaying the Congress for their “evil conspiracy to defame a patriotic Hindu movement of the RSS by terming it as saffron terror and Hindu terror”, RSS leaders cautioned the government to desist from the “sinister move in the interest of larger national unity and social harmony.”

“This agitation across the country is to create public awareness about certain vested interests who are indulging in a calumnious campaign against an organisation committed to character, discipline and national integration,” they said.

The leaders came down heavily on the Congress for making “irresponsible” statements against senior RSS leader Indresh Kumar, who has been named by the Rajasthan ATS in the chargesheet filed in Ajmer blast case.

Over 1,000 RSS workers participated in the dharna.

The RSS leaders who spoke included Bhaghaiah, Lt General V M Patil, Jayadev and Mutt seers Soumyanathananda and Sureshananda.

The leaders later submitted a memorandum addressed to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to Governor H R Bhardwaj.

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