Mohan Bhagwat says soldiers dying on borders despite no situation of war; claims citizens must work to curb violence together

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat lamented on Thursday that though there was no war going on, soldiers were still dying on the country's borders. This was happening because 'we are not doing our job properly', he said at a function to mark silver jubilee of the Prahaar Samaaj Jagruti Sanstha.

Press Trust of India January 18, 2019 12:22:06 IST
Mohan Bhagwat says soldiers dying on borders despite no situation of war; claims citizens must work to curb violence together
  • RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat lamented on Thursday that though there was no war going on, soldiers were still dying on the country's borders

  • This was happening because 'we are not doing our job properly', he said at a function

  • He said people have to strive all the time to make one's country great

Nagpur: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat lamented on Thursday that though there was no war going on, soldiers were still dying on the country's borders. This was happening because "we are not doing our job properly", he said at a function to mark silver jubilee of the Prahaar Samaaj Jagruti Sanstha.

"...in our country there is no war (at the moment), still people (soldiers) are dying....because we are not doing our job properly," he said.

Mohan Bhagwat says soldiers dying on borders despite no situation of war claims citizens must work to curb violence together

File image of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat. PTI

"Otherwise, if there is no war then there is no reason a soldier should die on the border. But it is happening," he said, adding that steps must be taken as a society to stop this and "make the country great". He said people have to strive all the time to make one's country great.

"Everybody has to strive...this is not something for which we can give contract to somebody. (We rest easy thinking) the government will do it, police will do it, the Army will do it, but it's not like that, the entire society has to make efforts," Bhagwat said.

"The policies in the country affect everybody. I do not make the policy nor you, but we all have to bear its impact. Inflation increased, I did not increase it nor you, but we all have to suffer. Unemployment increased, I did not increase it nor you, but we all have to suffer, that is why we will have to learn to live for our country," he said.

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