Bangalore December 12, 2012: Slamming the poor socio-economic policies and strategies of major political parties on FDI, Swadeshi Jagaran Manch (SJM)  has decided to launch nation-wide campaign on FDI and related issues.

SJM Chief Kashmiri Lal at Bangalore

Speaking in an interactive programme at Bhavu Rao Deshpande Bhavan at Bangalore on Tuesday Dec-11, Swadeshi Jagaran Manch’s national organizing secretary Kashmiri Lal has said “Swadeshi Jagaran Manch has continuously opposed the FDI in retail. The entry of Wall Mart will be an economic invasion on India. The proposed FDI will definitely harm the middle and lower middle class economy and grossly the retail business sector. FDI neither benefit our economy nor will help Indians on job empowerment. Hence Swadeshi Jagaran Manch will oppose FDI issue, and demand the govt to withdraw its decision“.

“Swadeshi Jagaran Manch will take 4 major issues to debate at national level. First, the FDI in retail and FDI in insurance etc. Second,to review the bill on Clinical trials in India, which treats human as guinea pigs, as an experimental tool through unethical and illegal practices. Third, an immediate discussion on 3 pending bill namely Bill on agricultural reforms, Bill on Land acquisition,   and The Seed Bill. Fourth, the environmental issues like increased pollution of major rivers including Ganga, the  improper dumping of e-waste has creating an environmental hazard, a proper and necessary measure to be taken in this regard”, said Kashmiri Lal.

Kashmiri Lal also demanded  to ban all Chinese goods in India. He requested the citizens of India to use indigenous products for daily needs. “The concept of Swadeshi should be practiced by elders in  a family. Buy products made by Indian (Swadeshi) companies. Do not purchase products of  foreign companies” added Lal.

Kashmiri Lal also demanded to the government to disclose  the inquiry report of India- China war of 1962. After the 1962 war, the Indian Army commissioned Lieutenant General Henderson Brooks and Brigadier P S Bhagat to study the debacle. As is wont in India, their report was never made public and lies buried in the government archives. SJM demanded the govt to disclose the report.

Swadeshi Jagaran Manch’s Karnataka State organising secretary Jagadish, Senior Journalist S Shantharam and several others participated in the programme.

About Kashmiri Lal:

Hails from Ambala of Haryana, Kashmiri Lal persued his Masters Degree in English literature. He decided to dedicate his life for social activities, and became RSS Pracharak, served in North Indian states including Haryana. In 2007, Kashmiri Lal took over as National Organising secretary of Swadeshi Jagaran Manch.

About Swadeshi Jagaran Manch:

The Swadeshi Jagaran Manch or SJM is an economic wing of RSS that again took the tool of Swadeshi advocated in India before its independence to destabilize the British Empire. SJM took to the promotion of Swadeshi (indigenous) industries. SJM came into existence on November 22, 1991 at Nagpur. Representatives of five national level organisations including Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS), Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP),Bharatiya Kisan Sangh (BKS), Akhil Bharatiya Grahak Panchayat (ABGP) and Sahkar Bharati took this decision in the presence of Shri Dattopant Thengdi, founder of BMS.  Today SJM has become an all-encompassing movement with more than 15 organizations associated with it.