March 4, 2024

On Wednesday (twenty fourth Could 2023), Priyank Kharge, a Member of the Karnataka Legislative Meeting, acknowledged to the press that Bajrang Dal and RSS might be banned in the event that they disrupt the peace of the state of Karnataka. 

Kharge is part of the political occasion Indian Nationwide Congress (INC) and is a 3-time Member of the Legislative Meeting from the Chittapur constituency in Karnataka. He’s additionally the son of Mallikarjun Kharge who’s the chief of the opposition in Rajya Sabha. 

Priyank Kharge by Oneindia Kannada

He additionally boldly talked about to the reporters that if the BJP authorities had any issues with it, they might go to Pakistan. He added that sure outfits within the state had been transferring round freely with out fearing the legislation, and that may cease as a result of the brand new authorities has promised to make the state a “paradise” and they’re going to take strict actions and impose bans if that peace is disturbed. 

Furthermore, he introduced that their authorities would withdraw the ban on hijab, cow slaughter, and halal meat imposed by the previous authorities, BJP.

Kerala additionally banned RSS drills in temples

On Could 18, 2023, a round was despatched by the Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) reiterating that any type of drills, bodily coaching, or different RSS actions have been NOT allowed within the temples beneath their jurisdiction. 

Seems, this was not the primary time a round reminiscent of this has been issued within the temples of Kerala. Comparable orders by TDB have been given in 2021 and 2016. The board has at all times discouraged RSS “shakhas” to be held on the premises of the temples. A number of politicians have spoken in TDB’s favour and have mentioned that the sanctity of the temples is hampered if drills and coaching happen inside.

In 2015, a petition was filed alleging that RSS had been conducting arms coaching within the temples and utilizing them as a storehouse for ammunition. Nonetheless, the board denied these allegations and has denied formally allowing RSS for conducting its actions. 

After the latest discover, TDB has requested non secular officers to strictly comply with the principles or there could be penalties.

Historical past of bans imposed on RSS

RSS has been formally banned 3 occasions prior to now for cultivating extremist right-wing, and Islamophobic ideologies. 

They have been barred after the loss of life of M.Okay. Gandhi. Former Residence Minister, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, issued a discover that the Hindu nationalist physique was being banned as a result of the members had been caught indulging in felony actions like homicide, arson, dacoity, and so forth. The ban was lifted a yr later.

In 1975, a ban was imposed on Sangh’s actions throughout the Emergency throughout Indira Gandhi’s tenure.

Lastly, RSS and different non secular our bodies have been banned after the demolition of the Babri Masjid in 1992 by the federal government of P.V. Narasimha Rao.

Colleges established by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh

Vidya Bharati Akhil Bharatiya Shiksha Sansthan was established in 1977. The physique coordinates between the State and each faculty run by RSS within the nation. Presently, RSS runs 12,828 colleges throughout India. Their syllabus is completely different from the remainder of the state textbooks and different boards. Based on analysis performed by The Wire, the contents of the textbooks instill concepts of Hindutva and current a glorified image of Hinduism. The books blatantly promote communalist concepts and illogical claims with none arduous proof to the scholars. 

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In a faculty in Karnataka, a play was put as much as reenact the demolition of Babri Masjid. College students donned saffron dhotis and attacked a poster of the Masjid. This occurred in 2019, and it continues to occur in the present day. Proper-wing extremists preaching Hindutva and a theocratic nation proceed to propagate hate and Islamophobia round us, even in the present day.