Accession of Jammu and Kashmir to India was unconditional and irrevocable: RSS Chief

RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat on Sunday claimed that the statement made by the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah during his interaction with delegation of European Union in Srinagar on the issue of accession of J&K with India was untrue.

In his lengthy speech RSS Chief expressed serious concern over the way powers at the helm have been playing in to the hands of foreign powers and most of them have delegated their powers to others.

RSS-rally-JammuAddressing a large gathering of RSS workers at Parade Ground in Jammu RSS Chief made it clear “The accession of Jammu and Kashmir with the rest of India is not due to the document of accession. Kashmir was ours since times immemorial. Accession is irreversible and irrevocable,” Bhagwat said adding the state of J&K had signed the same instrument of accession which other princely states had also signed before joining the dominion of India.

Without mentioning the name of Omar, Bhagwat criticised the statement he made during his meeting with the European delegation.

Omar had, during the recent meeting, said that,”While all the states acceded to Union of India and then merged with it, Jammu and Kashmir only acceded and not merged. That is why we have a special status, our own state flag and Constitution.”

Bhagwat referred to the glorious reigns of Hindu King Lalitaditya and those before him while maintaining that JK was part of India since “times immemorial”.

While paying tributes to the martyred Army personnel and policemen in the recent terror attack in Jammu region, Bhagwat said that it is not only Army’s responsibility to safeguards our borders, “we all have to participate and contribute in our own little but significant ways to ensure that no harm befalls our motherland”.

The RSS chief recalled the saying of Rabindra Nath Tagore during Bengal partition in which he had said that the path to Indian unity is through Hindu way of life.Commenting on the recent incidents of violence in Kishtwar Bhagwat said, people with vested political interest had triggered violence in Kishtwar to engineer exodus of minority community. He said unfortunately the people at the helm who were supposed to control the situation or cool down the tempers at such junctures were spreading separatism.

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