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RSS asks Modi govt to improve ties with Pakistan

New Delhi: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has supported engagement with Pakistan and other neighbours, saying they were 'formed out of the same body (India)'.On the last day of three-day RSS-BJP co-ordination meeting here, the
India TV News Desk September 05, 2015 8:48 IST
India TV News Desk

New Delhi: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has supported engagement with Pakistan and other neighbours, saying they were 'formed out of the same body (India)'.

On the last day of three-day RSS-BJP co-ordination meeting here, the Sangh stressed on the need to discuss ways to improve relations with neighbours with whom India has a historical and geographical connection.

RSS joint general secretary Dattatreya Hosabale dismissed the bitterness between Indo-Pak relations saying such things happen "in a family ... between brothers" and one should move on and work to improve relationships.

Responding to a question on whether the two nations could have friendly relations, given the constant provocation from Pakistan, Hosabale said, "In Bharat, Kauravas and Pandavas were brothers. Efforts have to be made for dharma sansthapana (to establish order)."

The RSS observation holds significance in the backdrop of recent cancellation of NSA-level talks between the two sides.

Meanwhile, the RSS also endorsed the Narendra Modi government's "direction, intent and commitment" in the past 14 months.

While expressing concern over the changing demographics of the country, the Sangh also announced its decision to set up a committee to prepare a report on the recently released religion census, which will be discussed at its Ranchi meet in November.