GUWAHATI, March 27 - Favouring citizenship to those Hindu migrants who have taken shelter in India after facing persecution in other countries, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) today said measures should be taken to prevent such migration in future.
�Hindus are not foreigners in Hindustan. They integrate with the society. Persecuted Hindus have come here even from Uganda. They have come not only to Assam, but to other states as well. But it is up to the Central Government to settle them. We are not saying they should be settled in Assam only,� newly elected Assam region (kshetra) secretary of RSS Dr Umesh Chakravartty told a press conference here.
He, however, said the RSS is not making an open appeal to the entire Hindu section in Bangladesh to migrate to India. �In fact, we want the Central Government to take up the issue of security of Hindus in that country with the Bangladesh government so that there is no more persecution and Hindus are not forced to flee. Such a situation should not arise in any country and the Indian government should do the needful,� Dr Chakravartty said.
Blaming Partition for the present situation, he said the country was divided on religious lines and �people are still suffering because of the decision which was taken despite resentment within the nation.�
Condemning the Silapathar violence, the RSS leader said the incident was part of a conspiracy to vitiate the atmosphere.
Praising the Sarbananda Sonowal government, he said the new dispensation had been initiating some significant steps like the eviction in Kaziranga which no other government had done.
�We feel the Silapathar incident could be a conspiracy to vitiate the good atmosphere which was building up after the formation of this government. Police should act against the culprits and punish all those involved,� he said rubbishing reports that mastermind of the incident Subodh Biswas had links with some RSS leaders.:
Stating that the RSS is a Hindu sociocultural organisation, Dr Chakravartty, however, insisted that �Hindus are those people who live in Hindustan, those who have adopted the country�s culture, those who can sacrifice all for the country, those who perform their duties as an Indian citizen... irrespective of the religious place he or she visits or religion one follows.�
The RSS leadership also expressed concern at the growing jihadi activities in the State and in West Bengal which was a �grave threat to national security.�