The national executive of the RSS has called upon all patriotic citizens, particularly Swayamsevaks, to be vigilant about attacks on Hindus. In a resolution adopted on the final day of its two-day meeting here, the RSS stated that several anti-national and terrorist groups are posing a threat to the country’s internal security. It urged the Government to take strong measures against these elements.
In another resolution, the RSS termed as condemnable the statement of Pope John Paul II criticising the laws banning conversions by force, fraud or allurement, promulgated by certain states in India, as ‘‘unjust’’. The executive felt it was a direct challenge to the sovereignty of the country. It took strong exception to the reported accusation of the Pope that ‘‘free exercise of the natural right to religious freedom’’ was prohibited in India.
The meet urged the Centre to lodge a protest with the Pope for exhorting the Christian missionaries to carry on their campaign of conversions defying the law of the land. The meet also reminded Christians not to submit themselves to the dictates of an ‘‘extra-territorial’’ authority.
Another resolution condemned the killing of eight Hindu fishermen in Marad on May 2 and stated that the episode was an example of the conspiracy being hatched over the last several years to ‘‘de-Hinduise’’ the entire Kerala coast. It was unfortunate that the state government did not take measures against increasing ‘‘Islamic terrorism’’, despite being cautioned by high-level dignitaries and its own intelligence department, the resolution stated.
The demand for a CBI probe by the Hindu organisations into the Marad incident also went unheeded by the government due to pressure from the Muslim League, the RSS felt and demanded that the government hand over the case to the CBI for an inquiry.