J K News Today
Jammu, November 12
The first visit of the Rashtriya Swayam Sewak Sangh ( RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat to Jammu since the formation of the poles apart Peoples Democratic Party and Bhartiya Janta Party on Sunday will be a game changer as he is likely to unfold his vision of Jammu and Kashmir of tomorrow .
His speech will contain a definite message for the people of the whole of the state at a time when Kashmir is experiencing separatist and Pakistan triggered upheavals that has shrunk the Indian space in the Valley . That is going to be the most important hallmark of his visit for the RSS is challenger of secessionism , and it has watched with dismay the meek surrender of the BJP in the power politics in the state. Ideological base of the party, considered to be the political arm of the Sangh Parivar , has been shaken and it has also cast a shadow over the RSS in the state and rest of the country.
RSS has its own agenda in Jammu and Kashmir, the only Muslim majority state. It wants the idea of Indian nationalism to be the top most . It is against the idea of sub nationalism . That is where its ideology is praised by some and opposed by others. These ideological clashes have the portents of unleashing a war of sentiments .
Mohan Bhagwat will have to seize the issue in its right perspective , demanding the end of discrimination between the peoples of different parts of the state. Against this backdrop , it would be interesting to watch how he reflects on some of the contentious issues persisting in the state despite deceptive whispers by the political players in the government.
The RSS cadres here also expect him to spell out a clear stand as to how the Kashmir unrest should be tackled with by the Centre and the state government and how the regional equality and respect can be achieved . The disturbances in Kashmir have jolted the country and placed it in poor light in the eyes of the global media and human rights groups . RSS is aware of this, but how it would spell out its pathway to roll back demons of violence and secessionism in Kashmir that now threaten to gobble some hilly parts of Jammu region, like erstwhile Doda and border districts of Rajouri and Poonch as well.
In many senses it is going to be the most important visit of any RSS leaders in the past three decades.