Sangh Pariwar

The RSS is not just one entity but the core organization that has given birth to further umbrella groups like the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP). Out of the VHP emerged another militant offshoot, the Bajrang Dal.

In 2015, the former raised the bogey of “Love-Jihad” by peddling theories of Muslim men “luring” Hindu women into romantic relationships to convert them. The latter, is a mainstay during the yearly Valentine’s Day celebrations as they attack couples partaking in any sort of public display of affection to commemorate the occasion which is considered “Western Culture.”

Formed in 1980 as a mix of RSS’s erstwhile political extension, the Bharatiya Jan Sangh, and anti-Indira Gandhi contingents of the Janata Party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) faction is the political wing of the RSS.

There are many other organizations that are a part of this huge network.


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RSS leaders and Hindutva ideologues have long preached the textbook versions of hate rhetoric that defines their extremism

Sanatan Sanstha and Hindu Janjagruti Samiti: The face of Hindutva terrorism

Members of the Sanstha and HJS have been named in bomb blasts in Maharashtra and Goa, accused of murders of four well-known rationalists in Karnataka and Maharashtra, convicted under UAPA and held responsible for recovery of massive amounts of explosives

VHP, Bajrang Dal violence led CIA to classify them as militant organizations

Before the Babri Masjid’s demolition, VHP leader Giriraj Kishore said, “At the most they would open fire. But all the force at Mulayam Singh’s disposal could not stop kar sevaks from climbing the mosque and hoisting the bhagwa dhwaj. What more can they do? Kill some people?”

“Once they are haunted with this dreadful apprehension that the Muslim women too, stand in the same predicament in case the Hindus win, the future Muslim conquerors will never dare to think of such molestation of Hindu women,” Savarkar wrote in his book Six Glorious Epochs of Indian History published near the end of his life