JAMMU, April 19: Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh, its political wing, Bharatiya Janata Party and their front organizations today suggested “balancing” of the (Hindu-Muslim) population ratio in Kashmir “to check the separatist and anti-national activities.”
This suggestion was made by these organizations at their joint meeting held under the presidentship of State RSS chief, DR Om Prakash Mengi, here today. The meeting was also attended by the BJP general secretary Mr. Kedar Nath Sahni who is also the party’s nominee on the advisory committee for Kashmir affairs and another RSS leader, Mr. Jai Gopal.
Besides the RSS and BJP, representatives of Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh, Bharat Kissan Sangh, Hindu Raksha Samiti, Vidyarthi Parishad, J&K Sahitya Samiti and Kashmir unit of RSS attended the meeting.
According to a handout issued by RSS, the meeting interalia demanded the immediate abrogation of Article 370 which it described as “hurdle in the process of integration”, army action against the militants and destruction of militants training camp outside the state.
Alleging involvement of state government employees in anti-national activities, the meeting demanded screening of all the personnel in the state’s administration.
It appreciated the efforts of the Governor in “curbing the terrorist activities in the valley” and demanded that Mr. Jagmohan should be given a free hand in dealing with the situation.
The meeting expressed concern over the fast-deteriorating situation in Poonch, Rajouri, Doda and some other areas of the region. The meeting demanded that Border Security Force and CRPF personnel should be deployed in these areas.
The RSS leaders alleged that the state government was not dealing with the relief work on war footing for helping those who have migrated to Jammu from the valley. They demanded immediate measures to provide minimum required accommodation to the displaced persons. Besides this they should be given cash relief on Delhi pattern to all affected families. They also sought free medical aid and educational facilities to the children of migrants.