Taking the Shiv Sena and the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena head-on, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh on Sunday said that it has asked its volunteers to protect north Indians in Maharashtra and prevent the spread of anti-Hindi feelings.
"The Sangh Parivar has asked its volunteers in Maharashtra to try and prevent the spread of anti-north Indian and anti-Hindi feelings," said RSS leader Ram Madhav.
He said the RSS was opposed to discrimination on the basis of language and demanded steps to check disturbances on the emotive issue.
"There should be no discrimination on the basis of language," Madhav said when asked about the agitations against Hindi-speaking people by the Shiv Sena and Raj Thackeray-led MNS in Maharashtra.
The Sangh strongly believed that from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, India was one, added Madhav. He said steps should be taken to check disturbances being caused over the language issue and people's rights should be protected.