RSS mulls ‘role of Muslim women in convincing Kashmiris about futility of violence’

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) is mulling the role of Muslim women in “convincing the people of Kashmir about the futility of violence.”

“Recently, we looked at how Muslim women can play a role in convincing the people of Kashmir about the futility of violence,” the Economic Times (ET) quoted a senior member of the RSS’s women’s wing Rashtra Sevika Samiti as saying in its report on why the RSS “does not have women in its shakhas.”

“Senior RSS leaders have told ET that the issue of women participation is discussed frequently, but “physical games” and “timings” are preventing the Sangh from letting women participate in its shakhas. A parallel RSS wing for women — the Rashtra Sevika Samiti — holds its shakhas around noon everyday and in some places thrice a week,” the report said.

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat had last month called for amendments in the Indian constitution to ensure “complete assimilation of Jammu and Kashmir with the rest of Bharat.”

For the first time, the RSS held its  annual meeting in the state’s Jammu province in July this year.

Besides Mohan Bhagwat, top leaders such as Bhaiyyaji Joshi and Dattatreya Hosabale, had arrived in Jammu a few days before the conference, held from July 18-20, to “brainstorm future strategy and set the agenda for the meeting. Over 200 pracharaks attended,” according to one media report.

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