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Relations with RSS since 1986, why cannot maintain ties with the Sangh, said Kerala Governor Khan

Governor Khan said that his association or association with the Sangh began in 1986, when it supported him in the Shah Bano case. Khan was a minister of state in the Rajiv Gandhi government in 1986, but resigned over the same case.

Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan

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Governor of Kerala Arif Mohammad Khan The RSS on Monday recalled his close association with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) since 1986, while also questioning why he could not maintain friendly relations with the organisation. Arif Mohammad said that there are people in many Raj Bhavans in the country who are openly and officially associated with the RSS. He said that the former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee Said that earlier he was a swayamsevak and Jawaharlal Nehru had invited the organization to the Republic Day parade, then his RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat What’s the problem with meeting?

Governor Khan was responding to a question from journalists as to why he had met Mohan Bhagwat in Thrissur recently. Arif Mohammad Khan asked, “Is RSS a banned organization?”

Relationship started with RSS in 1986: Khan

Kerala Governor Khan held a press conference at the Raj Bhavan in which he shared with the media video clips of him allegedly harassing her at a function at Kannur University. He also released the letters sent to him by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and his replies on the functioning of the state universities in the media.

Governor Khan said that his association or association with the RSS began in 1986, when it supported him in the Shah Bano case. Khan was a minister of state in the Rajiv Gandhi government in 1986, but resigned over the government’s stand in the Shah Bano case.

Shah Bano was a Muslim woman living in Indore. Shah Bano was divorced by her husband in 1978 and she filed a criminal case and then won the right to alimony from her husband. Her husband had challenged that order of the lower court in the Supreme Court and the top court also upheld the order of the lower court.

had resigned from the then government

However, the then Rajiv Gandhi government brought a bill in Parliament – ​​the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Divorce) Act, 1986 to reverse the decision. On this, Arif Mohammad Khan openly opposed the government’s decision to bring a bill in Parliament to overturn the said order of the Supreme Court.

Governor Khan said that when he was in Thrissur he came to know that Bhagwat was also there and hence, he went to meet him. Khan said, “If he comes there again, I will go and meet him.”

Taking a veiled dig at the ruling Left Front, he said there are people who follow or have allegiance to a foreign ideology, which allows the use of force and, therefore, if they are friendly with the RSS. What is unusual in this?

He said, “If you have a right to allegiance to an ideology that has not originated in India, that believes in the use of force, do I not have a right to befriend the RSS?” He said, “Ideology is not the problem. The problem is the action generated by that ideology.”

Referring to the murders in Kannur, Kerala Governor Khan questioned who was responsible for stopping them. He questioned, “Who failed in his duty?” Arif Mohammad Khan had met Bhagwat 3 days ago on 17 September.

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