Only by Akhand Bharat

The front page of the latest issue of Organiser is taken up by a detailed report on the speech delivered by RSS general secretary Mohan Bhagwat at Bhubaneshwar as part of the ongoing Golwalkar Birth Centenary Celebrations. Headlined "Unite Hindus to save the nation", the report quotes Bhagwat's praise for the founders of the RSS and lament at the present state of India. Bhagwat bemoans that "the real Independence is yet to be achieved." According to him, "We have neither got economic independence nor social uplift. The nation is passing through a grave situation. Terrorism and lack of awakening among the fellow countrymen is the biggest danger before us." The situation is so grave that "we hesitate to sing Vande Mataram and honour cow as our mother," adding, "Our real freedom can only be achieved through the creation of Akhand Bharat and Sampoorna Samaj."

Karnataka cauldron

This week's editorial blames Congress 'frustration' for the 'intermittent communal eruptions' in Karnataka recently. Exulting over the enduring JD(S)-BJP ruling alliance in the state, it says, "This bonhomie is what is worrying the Congress. The party has finally taken to its old tactics of creating communal polarisation with the idea of defaming the coalition."

Absolving the Hindu Sangam of any blame for the communal violence that rocked Bangalore last month, the editorial pins the responsibility on Congress leader C.K. Jaffar Sharief for organising a rally to mourn the hanging of Saddam Hussein. "That the manufactured rage over Saddam hanging had nothing to do with India or Indian Muslims exposes the mean mischief behind the Friday riots," it says. The editorial claims that the timing of the protest rally to coincide with the Golwalkar birth centenary celebration of the Hindu Sangam "clearly had other political machinations in mind."

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