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  India   All India  13 Sep 2017  RSS does not support online trolling, says Mohan Bhagwat

RSS does not support online trolling, says Mohan Bhagwat

Published : Sep 13, 2017, 1:15 am IST
Updated : Sep 13, 2017, 1:15 am IST

Bhagwat says aggressive behaviour on Internet is like ‘hitting below belt’.

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat
 RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

New Delhi: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Tuesday said his organisation does not support trolling and aggressive behaviour on the Internet as it amounts to “hitting below the belt.” 

Speaking at an interactive session with foreign diplomats from more than 50 missions, Mr Bhagwat said, “Trolling amounts to hitting below the belt. We do not support those who display such aggressive nature. We do not support trolling and aggressive behaviour on the net.” 


Mr Bhagwat was quoted in a series of tweets posted by Prasar Bharti chairman A. Surya Prakash, who was present at the event. Prasar Bharti is a broadcasting agency which runs Doordarshan and All India Radio.

Besides addressing the diplomats, Mr Bhagwat answered questions at the event organised by the India Foundation, a right-leaning think tank.

The RSS chief was also quoted as saying that the Sangh Parivar does not believe in discrimination.

“No discrimination and oneness of our nation and oneness of the world is our goal,” said another tweet by Prakash quoting Bhagwat. He said that RSS runs 1.70 lakh service projects in various fields, including health, education, rural development, and invited them to visit these projects.


On relationship with the BJP, the RSS chief reiterated that the Sangh does not interfere in the party’s affairs. “Sangh does not run BJP, BJP does not run Sangh. As Swayamsevaks we consult and exchange notes but independent in functioning,” said BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav in a tweet quoting the RSS chief.

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