RSS concerned with 'decline' of Hindu population in state

21 Mar 2017

The RSS today expressed concern over the 'growing Jehadi activities' and the 'declining' Hindu population in West Bengal and and urged the people to create awareness against the state government's 'communal politics.'

It also accused the Mamata Banerjee government of giving 'encouragement' to the anti-national elements due to its 'Muslim vote bank politics.'  A resolution adopted at the three-day meeting of the Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha (ABPS), the RSS' top policy making body, also condemned the extremist violence. "This (decline in Hindu population in West Bengal) is a matter of serious concern to the unity and integrity of the country," RSS Joint General Secretary Dattatreya Hosabale told reporters briefing about the deliberations at the meeting.

The resolution said the ABPS strongly "condemns the violence by extremists and the Muslim appeasement policy of the state government and calls upon the countrymen to create awareness against the Jehadi violence and the communal politics of the state government."  Hosabale said after partition, the Hindus from East Pakistan were forced to seek refuge in West Bengal.