RSS chief’s remarks may cause damage to secular India: Soz

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, Oct 2: Former Union Minister  and veteran Congress leader, Prof Saifuddin Soz  has said that RSS chief,  Mohan Bhagwat’s remarks are damaging for secular and pluralistic India.
In a press statement here today, Prof Soz  has said, ” The RSS chiefs in a row, have done great damage to the idea of India –  secular, pluralistic, democratic, transparent and above everything else, a repository of high human values.”
Soz said,  ” Bhagwat is dangerously oblivious to the limits to which he wants PM Modi to keep his (Bhagwat’s) company. I have a feeling that Kashmiris, one and all, have rejected Bhagwat’s assertion as an obnoxious narrative that can create enormous difficulties for the Union of India.”
He further claimed that statement of  Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh supporting Bhagwat must have come as an unacceptable warning to the ruling PDP, who must now do a serious thinking on the entire subject.
” I share my feelings with fellow Kashmiris and entreat them to take Bhagwat’s  assertion as an invitation for them  to solidify in unity for the cause of protecting their identity, irrespective of political and other affiliations,” Soz added.