Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Tuesday heaped praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for revoking Article 370 that granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir. Bhagwat was addressing the RSS cadre on the occasion of Vijaya Dashami at the Sangh’s headquarters in Nagpur, Maharashtra on Tuesday. The RSS chief said the ruling BJP government at the Centre took a bold step to scarp Article 370 that no other political party had dared to touch. The move of the re-elected regime to nullify Article 370 has once again proved that it has the courage to fulfill those expectations and respect people’s sentiments and wishes in the interest of the country, Bhagwat added.

On August 5, the Centre revoked Article 370 and 35a of the Constitution that granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated the state into two Union Territories.

Bhagwat said many people are trying to brand some incidents of social violence as lynching which are actually meant to defame our country and the Hindu society.   Vested interests are trying to instill fear among some communities in the name of intolerance with the sole intention of divide and rule the country, he added. However,  the RSS chief also warned the anti-Indian forces that they won’t be able to achieve success in their nefarious design to break India because RSS is ready and determined to fight against such forces.

Speaking on the combat worthiness of the Indian armed forces, the Sangh chief said the forces have proved their mettle during the Surgical Strike and Balakot airstrikes. On September 29, 2016, Indian Army commandos had crossed the LoC and attacked terrorist launchpads deep inside Pakistan. In a similar manner, on February 26 this year, Mirage 2000 fighter jets of the Indian Air Force had attacked terrorist camps in Pakistan’s Balakot in a pre-dawn strike.

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The Sarsanghchalak also lauded the scientists of ISRO on the success of Chandrayaan 2. Last month, the ground stations lost contact with the Vikram Lander minutes before the soft-landing on the lunar surface. However, ISRO chief K Sivan took the mission as an achievement for India. World countries including Pakistan praised India for the moon mission.

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