Jammu: Hoisting of Pakistani flag and raising anti-India slogans in the country was against the basic tenets of the religion of Islam, a senior RSS leader today said.
“I have talked to several Islamic scholars who say that Islam teaches its followers to love and if needed lay down their life for the country....So, the people who raise slogans in favor of Pakistan and hoist Pakistani flags are clearly not following Islam and are anti-Islam,” RSS leader Indresh Kumar said here.
Kumar, who is also the patron of Muslim Rashtriya Manch, was speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the Jammu and Kashmir chapter of Forum for awareness of National Security (FANS) in Jammu.
RSS leader said the people who say “Pakistan Zindabad” in India must be immediately declared as traitor and the law of the land must deal with them.
“Hang them, throw them behind bars of just send them to the country they love. If they don't love this country (India), if they don't want to live in this country then they must not be allowed to live in this country,” he said.
His remarks come after the controvery surrounding the separatist leaders of Kashmir.
Kavinder Gupta, speaker of the Jammu and Kashmir legislative assembly was the chief guest of the function.
Kumar said that the act of terming the people, who take on guns to kill the innocent people, as ‘martyrs' was also against the basic tenets of Islam.
“Terming a man who gets killed while trying to kill the innocent people as martyr is also against the basic tenants of Islam,” he said.
“The fact that we still have 25 seats vacant in the Jammu and Kashmir assembly is enough to prove that we have not given up our claim over the territory of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK)” he said.
Kumar also lashed out at the Kashmiri separatist leaders especially Yasin Malik for opposing the proposal of a composite township for Kashmiri Pandits.
“If you were a true leader and not a fundamentalist, you could have told people that you would sit and discuss the pros and cons of the issue, but you straight away raised objection,” he said.
While launching an attack on the Vatican for “giving lectures to India on secularism,” Kumar said: “They are the most communal people since not a single person from any faith other than catholic Christian lives in Vatican and they give us lecture on secularism.”