RSS’s Chameleon-like metamorphosis on Kashmir

It is eerie that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (National Volunteer Corps) celebrated `Accession to India’ Day on October 26, 2020. History tells that the RSS, a communalist outfit, was fanatically opposed to plebiscite or accession of the disputed state either to India or Pakistan. It wanted Hindu majority Jammu chunk of the Kashmir state to be a separate state or integrated with the then Punjab. The RSS’s affiliate Jammu based Praja Parishad  spearheaded demand for separation of Jammu from the Valley.One is baffled to see BJP’s predecessor, the Jan Sangh, its political mentor the RSS and the organization supported by these two, the Jammu based Praja Parishad had celebrating  `accession’ of Jammu and Kashmir to the Union of India, which happened on 26 October 1947. The accession itself is a myth. But, it is strange that opponents of accession are now riding the accession bandwagon. Had Sheikh Abdullah or Pandit Jawahar lal Nehru been alive, they would have been stupefied by Chameleon-like gimmickry of the RSS.

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