Akal Takht chief calls for ban on RSS » Kashmir Media Service

Chandigarh, October 15 (KMS): The chief of the top Sikh body, Akal Takht, has called for a ban on the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), saying that the Hindu extremist organization is the ideological mentor of the BJP which rules India.

Akal Takht chief Giani Harpreet Singh during a media interaction in Amritsar said, “Yes, it should be banned. I believe what the RSS is doing will create divisions in India. The statements being made by RSS leaders are not in the country’s interests.”

When pointed out that the RSS was linked to the BJP, Giani Harpreet Singh said: “Then it is not in the country’s interests. It will hurt the country and destroy it.”The Akal Takht, translated as “Throne of the Timeless One”, is the highest temporal seat of the Sikh community.

Located in Amritsar, it is part of a complex of religious buildings centred on the Golden Temple. However, this is not the first time that religious leaders of the Sikh community and the RSS have faced off on ideological grounds. Last week, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Gobind Singh Longowal objected to RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat calling India a “Hindu Rashtra” during an event held to mark the Dussehra festivities.

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