Rohingya Muslim refugees in India are a “threat”,Mohan Bhagwat

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Mumbai: Rohingya Muslim refugees in India are a “threat”, cautioning the Centre that any decision on the issue should be taken keeping in mind the “national security” RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said that on Saturday.

The RSS Chief, who was speaking at the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s traditional annual Dussehra Day rally in Nagpur, also hit out at the government’s of West Bengal and Kerala, who he said are “lending a helping hand to the anti-national forces for petty political interests.

“We have been facing the problem of illegal Bangladeshi migrants and now Rohingyas have infiltrated into our country. Any decision regarding Rohingyas should be taken by keeping in mind the threat to national security,” Mr Bhagwat said, referring to the people who have fled from violence-hit Rakhine state in Myanmar.

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The RSS chief also slammed violence in the name of cow vigilantism, saying “it is reprehensible that some some people have been killed allegedly by gaurakshaks”.On the economic situation, the RSS chief said the interests of small, medium industries and self-employed businesses should be protected as they make the “biggest contribution” to the economy.

Mr Bhagwat said the issue of cow protection is beyond religion and “many Muslims have sacrificed their life for protection of the cow just as people of Bajrang Dal have”.