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In a First, RSS to Hold Annual Conclave in Jammu

The location of the conference is meant to ‘send a message’ to separatists in Kashmir.

File Photo of rnak-and-file RSS Karsevaks. Credit: Reuters/Files

File photo of rank-and-file RSS karsevaks. Credit: Reuters/Files

Jammu: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) will be holding a conclave here from July 18, in its first such meet in Jammu and Kashmir, during which issues related to the situation in the state and various other topics will be discussed.

The three-day ‘Akhil Bhartiya Pracharak’ conference is meant to ‘send a message’ to separatists and militants in Kashmir, according to the organisers.

As many as 195 pracharaks, heads of all allied organisations and top leaders will take part in the conference, RSS sources said.

All issues concerning the country, party and society and also situation in Kashmir, besides organisational matters and programmes in the state, will be debated.

Ssources indicated that increasing militancy, the functioning of the PDP-BJP coalition government in J&K, stone-pelting and the attacks on security forces will be key topic tabled for discussion during the meeting.

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, senior RSS leaders Bhaiyyaji Joshi, Dattatreya Hosabale and Krishna Gopal arrived in Jammu on Saturday for the meet, they said.

Bhagwat will chair different meetings of core groups from July 15 to July 17 to seek feedback and to finalise the agenda for the conference, in which all state heads of the RSS, regional heads and officer bearers will take part.