Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan Lashes Out At RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat For Remarks On Minorities

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Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan Lashes Out At RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat For Remarks On Minorities

Pinarayi Vijayan mentioned that the RSS thought of spiritual minorities as an “inside risk”.

New Delhi:  Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan right this moment lashed out at RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, saying that Keralites didn’t want any recommendation on nationalism from those that had turned their again in direction of the liberty wrestle and served the colonial rulers.Mr Vijayan, inaugurating the 2017-19 Delhi Union of the Kerala Union of Working Journalists (KUWJ), mentioned that the RSS thought of spiritual minorities as an “inside risk” to the nation.

He additionally mentioned that the RSS chief’s allegation that the state authorities was supporting anti-national components was a problem to every Keralite and to Kerala society as a complete.Mr Bhagwat, at a Vijayadashmi celebration in Nagpur in Maharashtra yesterday, had mentioned that within the Left-ruled Kerala and the Mamata Banerjee-ruled West Bengal, “jihadi and anti- nationwide” forces have been at work and the governments there weren’t solely detached however at instances lending a serving to hand to them to “appease” a bit of the voters for “petty political pursuits”.Rejecting the RSS chief’s remarks, the Kerala chief minister has mentioned, “It’s a recognized incontrovertible fact that communal forces play a serious position in disturbing the political ambiance of Kerala. However sure media homes disguise this truth and blame the progressive actions and organisations of the state.”

“The RSS chief has mentioned that the state authorities was supporting anti-national components which can be perpetrating the violence. However we deal with communal forces as communal forces, terrorists as terrorists and felony acts as felony acts.”The gentleman and his organisation contemplate spiritual minorities as an inside risk to the nation. That is the code of precept of RSS,” the chief minister mentioned, including that his authorities and the Kerala society have been in favour of defending the minorities.

Mr Vijayan, who was in Delhi to attend the CPI(M) Politburo assembly, additionally took a dig at sure media homes.

“They are saying that Kerala is inhospitable and is a killing area. In addition they say that Kerala lacks press freedom and we kill political opponents. Those that do not know about Kerala would possibly consider this.

“Senior media individuals from Delhi got here to Kerala to cross-check these information and so they even tweeted that Kerala is totally completely different from what’s being propagated within the nationwide capital,” Mr Vijayan mentioned.

The Kerala chief minister additionally mentioned that his authorities was offering and would proceed to supply safety to minorities within the state.

Whereas referring to the loss of life of Haryana-resident Junaid Khan on a practice just lately, Mr Vijayan mentioned that communal forces have created such a scenario within the nation that simply because they’re Muslims, they are often attacked.

“The place are we heading? We do not agree with this. We do not help such acts,” he mentioned.

He additionally mentioned that sure corporate-led media homes have been making an attempt to malign the picture of Kerala.

“A recently-formed media home has been spreading derogatory statements towards the state. That is towards media ethics,” Mr Vijayan added.

He additionally referred to the most recent report on World Press Freedom Index through which India was ranked at 136 amongst 180 nations on this planet press freedom rankings.

“The current media state of affairs of the nation is worrisome. The report additionally says that excessive right-wing has imposed censorship on media. That is alarming,” he mentioned.

He additionally spoke in regards to the killings of senior journalists Gauri Lankesh in Bengaluru and Shantanu Bhowmick in Agartala.

“It is the intolerance that we are able to see right here,” he mentioned and requested the journalists from Kerala who’re working right here to behave as “unofficial ambassadors of the state”.

Later in a Fb publish, Mr Vijayan mentioned, “Within the freedom wrestle, Keralites and the state have made memorable contributions. The RSS chief needn’t impart classes on patriotism to Keralites.”

Mr Vijayan alleged that in BJP-ruled states, murders within the identify of cow safety and communal polarisation have been being justified and efforts have been being made to malign Kerala.

That will likely be a journey within the mistaken path, he mentioned.

“Nevertheless huge the communal pressure is, if makes an attempt are made to disrupt the lives of individuals, the LDF authorities is not going to compromise and won’t present any leniency in direction of those that are available between the Structure and its values,” he added.

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