Chennai, Nov 5(BPNS)
The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has decided to postpone its scheduled November 6th route march. The Vijayadashami route march of the RSS which was scheduled for October 2 was postponed to November 6 after the ban of Islamist organisation Popular Front of India by the Government of India and the possibilities of communal issues.
RSS Dakshina Kshetreeya Sangachalak (RSS South Zone president), Prof Vanniyarajan in a press statement said, “ RSS has been conducting its route marches for the last 97 years across the nation in an organized manner. The route marches have been held peacefully in all the states of the country including Tamil Nadu.”
He further said, “ The Madras High Court in its ruling given yesterday permitting to conduct the route march in 44 locations instead of the 50 that was requested by the RSS, restricted the route march to be conducted only indoors or in an auditorium or within four walls of a compound.”
The RSS leader in the statement said that across India including in Jammu and Kashmir, Kerala, and West Bengal, the route marches are held on public roads and that this judgment was not acceptable to the RSS hence the organization was proceeding with an appeal against the ruling and will not hold the route march of November 6.
It may be noted that Justice Iliyantharajan of Madras High Court had given permission for the route march to be conducted at 44 places instead of the 50 places as sought by the RSS. He had even pulled up the police for not having granted permission to the route march earlier citing communal troubles.