He also blamed Pakistan for creating ‘trouble’ in Kashmir and said PoK and Gilgit-Baltistan were integral parts of India.

Gau Rakshaks are good fake ones break law RSS chiefs Dussehra speech highlights
news Vijaydashami Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 12:18

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s customary Vijaydashami speech on Tuesday was on expected lines, as he spoke on several issues from Gau Rakshaks to the ongoing tension between India and Pakistan. RSS celebrated its 91st Foundation Day this Vijayadashami.

Bhagwat, in his speech at Reshimbagh Ground in Nagpur, spoke about how the present Narendra Modi government and its policies ‘worked’ and that cow vigilantism lies in the interest of farmers. He said that real Gau Rakshaks are good people, it is the ‘fake’ ones who break the law.

He also blamed Pakistan for creating ‘trouble’ in Kashmir and said PoK and Gilgit-Baltistan were integral parts of India.

Following are the highlights of his speech:

Cow vigilantism

Small farmers are dependent on cows and their progeny. There are cow protection laws in various states. These Gau Rakshaks try to operate within the realm of law. The administration must keep in mind that some people who break the law should not be compared with Gau Rakshaks.

Gau Raksha is part of Directive Principles of State Policy in our Constitution.

Just identify real Gau rakshaks from the fake ones.

Many communities like Jains are involved in Gau Raksha. Gau Rakshaks are good people. But they should work under the law and Constitution.

The Gau Raksha laws were not made by this regime. Gau Rakshaks have to launch agitation at times to save cows. The administration should be careful as to see who are the law breakers and who create nuisance.


Regarding the nuisance in J&K from across the border, I congratulate our government and our valorous soldiers and all the wings of our armed forces.

Some separatist forces create trouble in border states. The way our government has dealt with the whole issue post Uri is a matter of great pride.

Forces across the border are encouraging separatist forces in Kashmir. India's reputation in the world has gone up because of what our Army did. The administrative leadership has done a commendable job. We must manage our borders well.

We must provide justice to the displaced Kashmiri Pandits.

Kashmir is a serious concern. The commitment of our government is clear. Kashmir is an integral part of India. So is Gilgit-Baltistan. A large part of Kashmir is free of tension and violence. We must act against those indulging in this violence.

Current political discourse

It is part of democracy that Opposition criticizes government.

The country is growing. There are some countries in the world who don't want to see India progress. They at times get support from people within.

We can see that the current government works. Their schemes and programmes, the way they work, it gives us confidence that they will do something.

Make sure people are not pitted against each other. Media also has a role to play. Media should be careful not to create divisions in the society.

State and central governments should have coordination. Where goes the money on development works? The citizens feel they don't receive anything from the government. Ensure transparent administration.

Caste and culture

It does not behoove the nation that people are discriminated against on the basis of caste. Sometimes small things are blown out of proportion.

Greek, Egyptians and Romans have all vanished, but we are still here. There must be something special that we still exist.

It is India's duty to live among all the developments, and keep the culture alive.

The society is filled with diversity. But India's culture is such that, there should be unity in diversity.

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