Even as unrest continues in Kashmir, the RSS has decided that it will hold its annual review meeting in Kashmir. This is the first time such a meeting will be held in Kashmir. The meeting is scheduled to be held in July. One of the primary objectives of the meeting is to send the message to separatists that Kashmir is an integral part of India and the RSS would do everything it can to maintain the unity in the region. The meeting will be a three day event, from July 18-20. It is expected that Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat, BJP president Amit Shah and leaders from VHP will attend the meeting. Sources revealed that various issues will be discussed during the meeting and things like stone pelting and attack on CRPF jawans may also be deliberated upon.
RSS’s Akhil Bhartiya Prachar Pramukh of RSS, Manmohan Vaidya has confirmed that the meeting will be held in Kashmir. Speaking about the meeting, Vaidya said, “This is an annual review meeting of the prant parcharks (state publicity officers) to take stock of events and activities of the year gone by, and at the same time, draft out a plan of action for the coming days.” “Earlier we had a small office in Jammu but in the last few years it has been expanded. Now they have volunteered to organize this meeting. This will be the first major meeting of the Sangh in Jammu and Kashmir,” Vaidya added.