Is Irom Sharmila ‘Anti-National’ as per the RSS?
IMPHAL: RSS supports continuing the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) to flush out terrorists from J&K, Nagaland, Manipur and other disturbed areas of the northeast, indicating that the Sangh and the ruling BJP are on the same page on this issue of strategic importance.
Just at a time when Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) formed its first government in Northeast, it's ally, the RSS reiterated its stand on AFSPA.
Terming those going against AFSPA as 'pseudo-human rightists' who try to implicate Army jawans on fake grounds and even misusing girls for allurement, the RSS mouthpiece organiser stated that AFSPA is the only act that can rescue jawans who are falsely implicated.
Hitting out at those opposing the act, the RSS said that there are people who "like Kanhaiya, support anti national activities in the name of free speech. They are ever ready to defend traitors in Parliament, fight in courts on their behalf and create opinion in favour of these terrorists
Going by the logic of RSS that all those who oppose this are 'Anti-Nationals', prominent activists like Irom Sharmila will also fall under the same category thereby rendering her decade long crusade unfruitful.
The NDA government has overlooked demands for the removal of AFSPA made by various organisations and political parties, including its own ally PDP in Jammu & Kashmir.