TAMIL NADU

Act firmly against anti-national forces: RSS

MANGALORE, MARCH 11. A three-day meeting of the `Prathinidhi Sabha' of the Rashtriya Swayamevak Sangh (RSS) has called for strong action against "forces trying to destabilise the country."

Addressing presspersons here today soon after the inauguration of the Prathinidhi Sabha, the RSS chief spokesperson, Ram Madhav, said the Sabha expressed dismay over what he called the "friendly gesture" of Governments to these forces and observed that such moves would "demoralise" the armed forces and the police while combating anti-national activities.

Such gestures should be extended only to those organisations that believed in the democratic process and respected the rule of law. The elements that unleashed terror and were involved in anti-national activities should be dealt with firmly, the Sabha said.

It condemned the murder of the RSS worker, Ashwini Kumar (30), in Kerala on Thursday and alleged that law and order had "completely broken down" in that State.

Mr. Madhav said that RSS workers were being targeted in Kerala and the Sangh Parivar organisation, `Seva Bharati,' was not allowed to carry out tsunami relief operations.

The RSS general secretary, Mohanrao Bhagawat, said the Government did not care about the plight of the Kashmiri Pandits.

It was over-protective of the minorities and neglected the majority community, he charged.