Bengaluru: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh Mohan Bhagwat has come in support of Kashmiris in the wake of abrogation of articles 370 and 35A. 

He said, “Whatever fears they have about losing land and jobs should be allayed.”

He also added that the article had alienated people from Jammu and Kashmir as it had placed barriers that existed between them and the rest of the nation.
Bhagwat, who was interacting with journalists from foreign media in the national capital, said before the defanging of Article 370, Kashmiris were “alienated”. 

The chief also touched upon other controversial issues like mob lynching and homosexuality. 

On homosexuality, Bhagwat said it was a “variation” and not an “abnormality”. He added, “They should be treated as equal human beings and integrated into society.” 

In the backdrop of several lynching incidents being reported from Jharkhand in recent months, the RSS chief said the organisation condemned all forms of violence and its volunteers should try to stop such incidents.

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He said, “If a swayamsevak is found guilty, we will disown him and the law should follow its own course.”
Bhagwat, also told foreign journalists that the RSS would never be a political body and “the Hindutva it espouses is about unity in diversity”.

He was also asked about his views on the economic slowdown, with GDP growth falling to a six-year low of 5 per cent in the first quarter of this fiscal, Bhagwat said that there was “no policy paralysis” since Narendra Modi became prime minister. 

As regards abrogation of Article 370, home minister Amit Shah tabled a resolution on the same on August 5. The resolution was passed by both houses of the Indian Parliament.