Soon after Centre hardened its stance over getting back Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has now said that India should find ways to back parts of Kashmir that are under the occupation of Pakistan and China.
In his Independence Day speech, Prime Minister Narendra had for the first time raised the Balochistan and PoK issues from Red Fort. PM Modi’s decision to highlight Pakistan’s failings in PoK and Balochistan was seen as an attack by New Delhi on Pakistan’s integrity and unity the way the neighbouring country does.
Bhagwat seemed hopeful that the Centre would effectively tackle this issue.
He said the Kashmir unrest could have been resolved by now had the UPA government continued with Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s Kashmir policy.
The RSS chief said there is no development and avenues of employment there and blamed “bad governance” in the Valley for the prevailing problems.
Meanwhile, he also said that he was not a “messenger” of the BJP-led Centre and goaded young Hindu couples to sire more children. However, his comments soon drew flak from the opposition.
Senior Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan of the Samajwadi Party, known for his controversial remarks, said, “He should first ask shahenshah (reference to Prime Minister Narendra Modi) to sire children.”
BSP chief Mayawati asked if Hindus began procreating more, would the BJP give jobs to the children.