The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has responded to allegations of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan that “RSS ideology” was a hindrance in the way of friendship with India, according to a report. Live Hindustan, HT’s sister publication, reported that Indresh Kumar slammed the Pakistan Prime Minister and said that “Imran Khan is blaming the RSS to cover up his terrorist connections.”
“Imran Khan’s statement is a symbol of the fact that Pakistan is a country of rulers filled with poison since its birth. The people of Pakistan want to live in peace, but the rulers of Pakistan are enemies of their own country. In 1971, this poisonous spirit broke Pakistan and Bangladesh broke away,” Indresh Kumar said according to Live Hindustan.
According to Live Hindustan, Indresh Kumar also said that Pakistan’s ideology is proof that they have divided Indians into two parts. The Talibani ideology of the rulers of Pakistan is the enemy of humanity, peace and brotherhood, he said.
Union minister Kaushal Kishore also said terrorism has its roots in Pakistan, according to news agency ANI. “Imran Khan is well aware of terror havens in his country. Blaming RSS has no basis. It is an unnecessary statement by him. The RSS preaches harmony,” Kishore told ANI.
Their comments came after Imran Khan on Friday evaded questions on Pakistan’s role about the Taliban’s actions in Afghanistan and sought to put blame on “RSS ideology” for the stalled talks with India amid concerns over its support to cross-border terrorism.
#WATCH Pakistan PM Imran Khan answers ANI question, ‘can talks and terror go hand in hand?’. Later he evades the question on whether Pakistan is controlling the Taliban.
Khan is participating in the Central-South Asia conference, in Tashkent, Uzbekistan pic.twitter.com/TYvDO8qTxk — ANI (@ANI) July 16, 2021
Khan was asked by ANI on the sidelines of the Central-South Asian conference in Tashkent if talks and terror can go together. “I can tell India that we are waiting for long that we live like civilised neighbours. But what can we do? The ideology of RSS has come in the way,” Khan told ANI.
Khan also evaded a question about allegations that the Taliban is under his control.
Afghanistan vice president Amrullah Saleh on Thursday accused Pakistan Air Force of providing air support to the Taliban in the border areas of Chaman and Spin Boldak. The allegation has been rejected by Pakistan. “Pakistan air force has issued (an) official warning to the Afghan Army and Air Force that any move to dislodge the Taliban from Spin Boldak area will be faced and repelled by the Pakistan Air Force. Pak air force is now providing close air support to Taliban in certain areas,” Saleh tweeted on Thursday.