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RSS mouthpiece says ‘jihadist-communist’ alliance behind CAA protests, courts should step in

The editorial in RSS mouthpiece Organiser says the 'jihadist-communist' alliance is using the debate around the Citizenship Act to incite violence.

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New Delhi: RSS mouthpiece ‘Organiser’ has demanded intervention by courts to stop the protests taking place across the country against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), calling the protesters part of “jihadist-communist” alliance using violence “to create anarchy”.

This comes days after Union Home Minister Amit Shah demanded that ‘tukde-tukde gang’ led by the Congress needs to be taught a lesson. He held the Congress responsible for the violence reported during the anti-CAA protests in the last few weeks. 

The editorial titled ‘Fix the Instigators, not Just Rioters’, published earlier this week, added that the decision of the Uttar Pradesh government to act against rioters and violent protesters by arresting nearly 900 people and lodging 213 FIRs, especially in Lucknow, Kanpur, Rampur, has triggered controversy for “no reason”.

“The so-called liberal voices suddenly began their rant against the popular target, Yogi Adityanath. The Jihadist-Communist alliance, which anyways wants to use violence to create anarchy in the name of protests, is effectively using the entire debate on Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register for Citizenship (NRC) for spreading falsehood and instigating violence,” it added.


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‘Ordinary Muslims don’t know about CAA, NRC’

Contacted for a comment, editor of the ‘Organiser’ Prafulla Ketkar told ThePrint: “Ordinary Muslims don’t know about the CAA, National Register of Citizens and National Population Register.”

“But it was observed that there is a continuous design by some groups to instigate them. It has been going on for a few months before the bill was even introduced (in the Parliament),” he added.

Calling for courts’ intervention to stop the anti-CAA protests, the RSS mouthpiece gave some examples of judgments that banned demonstrations.

“In 1997, the Kerala High Court delivered an important judgement by banning a bandh. The court said there cannot be any right to call or enforce a bandh, which interferes with the people’s right to exercise fundamental freedom. In a similar case on 14 September 2005, the Bombay High Court imposed a fine of Rs 20 lakh on the Shiv Sena and the BJP as compensation for loss of properties during protests,” it added.

The editorial said the crux of these court verdicts is that no person has any right to cause inconvenience to people or to cause threat to life or destroy public properties.


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‘State govts should recover the losses’

The mouthpiece said it is the duty of the state governments to recover the losses incurred during protests.

“The Uttar Pradesh government is doing that. It is unfortunate that some state governments are involved in instigating protesters…Identifying these intellectuals, politicians and organisations is our democratic duty, otherwise we will move towards ‘anarchy’ as warned by (B.R.) Ambedkar and wished by ‘Maoist terrorists’,” it said.

Ambedkar quote to make a point 

Quoting Ambedkar, the editorial said the Father of the Indian Constitution had said on 25 November 1949: “When there is no constitutional method left to achieve economic and social objectives, then there is some justification for using unconstitutional methods. But when constitutional methods are open, there can be no justification to use unconstitutional means. Such means are nothing but the grammar of anarchy.”

The RSS has started awareness campaigns across the country to explain CAA to people, with special focus on Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and the Northeast, which have seen violent protests.


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5 COMMENTS

  1. Someone on this forum is revealing his/her true self as a foreign mole through incendiary lies. Folks, watch out for moles who masquerade as moderates, all the while waiting for opportune moments to spread incendiary trash to fuel unrest and riots.

  2. It is a humanist-secularist alliance. any way, who is RSS? why do they interfere in Indian internal politics?

    • ‘Indian internal politics’ Before questioning the RSS, who are you to question the RSS? The RSS has support from millions of Hindus. PFI, which set fire to train stations is neither humanist nor secular. Otherwise, it wouldn’t have chopped off a professor’s hand in Kerala for no reason. It has been sending Muslims to ISIS in Syria.

      • At its birth, RSS was inspired by an alien ideology coming from Italy and Germany (hence modi’s italy obsession?), one of its heroes killed the man known as the father of our nation, to sustain themselves they begged CIA for funding – ostentatiously to “eliminate” the Indian left, AND till its proxy BJP started looting India RSS was chiefly funded by Americans – of Indian origin. That is why I say RSS has no business interfering in Indian internal politics – they are alien here. They should go back to being the pet hobby of NRIs – that is what RSS is good for. Even their uniform is not Indian – not dhoti or kurta but chaddhi!!

  3. One would support the call for courts to step in. There are reports that young boys in Uttar Pradesh have suffered rectal bleeding, suggesting that they were sexually assaulted by security personnel. Sach kya hai, Rab jaanta hai, but with so much going on that directly impinges on the right to life and liberty of citizens, judicial silence is becoming puzzling.

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