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RSS does not support trolling, says its chief Mohan Bhagwat

Mohan Bhagwat was also quoted as saying that the Sangh Parivar does not believe in discrimination.. Image source: Wikipedia Photograph: (Others)

PTI New Delhi, Delhi, India Sep 12, 2017, 02.28 PM (IST)

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Tuesday (September 12) said his organisation does not support trolling and aggressive behaviour on the internet as it amounts to "hitting below the belt".

He was speaking at an interactive session here with foreign diplomats from more than 50 missions.

"Trolling amounts to hitting below the belt. We do not support those who display such aggressive nature. We do not support trolling and aggressive behaviour on the net," Mohan Bhagwat was quoted in a series of tweets posted by Prasar Bharti Chairman A Surya Prakash who was present at the event.

Prasar Bharti is a broadcasting agency which runs Doordarshan and All India Radio.

Besides addressing diplomats, Bhagwat answered questions at the event organised by the India Foundation, a right-leaning think tank.

The RSS chief was also quoted as saying that the Sangh Parivar does not believe in discrimination.

"No discrimination and oneness of our nation and oneness of the world is our goal," Mohan Bhagwat was quoted as saying.

Mohan Bhagwat told diplomats that the RSS runs 1.70 lakh service projects in various fields including health, education, rural development, and invited them to visit these projects.

On its relationship with the BJP, the RSS chief reiterated that the Sangh does not interfere in the party's affairs.

"Sangh does not run BJP; BJP does not run Sangh. As Swayamsevaks we consult and exchange notes but independent in functioning," said BJP national General Secretary Ram Madhav in a tweet quoting the RSS chief.

Madhav, who was incharge of media and public relations of the RSS for a number of years before moving to the BJP, is a director of the India Foundation along with Prakash.


 

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