Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The conspiracy of silence | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis The murders of RSS activists neither attract media attention nor inspire activists to hold protest rallies Here is what you may not have heard: Since May 2014, there has been a surge in killings of RSS and BJP workers across the country. Not just in Kannur in Kerala, where this violence has been prevalent for decades and has been assigned its own enclave, removed from civilised conscious living, but even in states like Punjab, Bihar, and increasingly Karnataka. But here is what you must have heard, more so from the lips of “influencers” — not social media trolls with anonymous profiles and vicious tongues, but from leaders of political parties that drive thousands to manufactured frenzy, and from eminent columnists in newspapers that have circulation figures in the lakhs. These articles are printed, translated, and widely shared online. A common refrain of these articles is “RSS the fascists”. A claim that even JP Narayan, a guiding force for some of these interest groups, dismissed by saying, “If the RSS is fascist, then I am a fascist too.” But then they haven’t remembered his ideals in so many matters, so why bother with one as politically inconvenient as this. For it is about politics, and those in the know are quick to point out that the disciplined RSS cadre is the difference between the BJP and other political parties. Hence the bumbling attempts and suggestions by the RJD and the Congress in Bihar and Madhya Pradesh, to build parallel organisations. They have no idea that the RSS is much more than a campaign team for the BJP.
from Dark Ritual


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