After firecrackers, people might object to diyas next: RSS

A day after Supreme Court judges said they were pained to hear that some people were trying to give communal colour to the order banning the sale of firecrackers in National Capital Region, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has called for a ‘balanced view’ on the issue.

“Not all firecrackers cause pollution… tomorrow someone might object to lighting diyas on Diwali,” RSS general secretary Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi told reporters at the end of a three-day meeting of Akhil Bharatiya Karyakarini Mandal in Bhopal.

When asked about the issue of Rohingya refugees, where Supreme Court has said that a balance between national security and human rights should be there, Joshi said, India will have to see why Rohingya were being driven out of Myanmar.

Raising questions on Rohingya refugees settling in Jammu and Hyderabad, he said, “It sometimes appears a part of conspiracy… background of those who have come and those who are supporting them should be checked… ultimately the refugees will have to go back.”

Joshi said a condolence note was mentioned on Gauri Lankesh, a senior journalist who was shot dead near her house in Bengaluru last month. In 2015, when rationalist MM Kalburgi was killed in a similar manner, RSS had condoled the death.

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