Hindus, Muslims Share Same Ancestry; Every Indian Citizen Is Hindu: Mohan Bhagwat

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Monday mentioned Hindus and Muslims share the identical ancestry and each Indian citizen is a “Hindu”. Speaking at an occasion right here organised by Pune-based Global Strategic Policy Foundation, he mentioned “sane” Muslim leaders ought to stand firmly towards fundamentalists and added the minority group doesn’t must concern something in India as Hindus do not maintain enmity in direction of anybody.

“The word Hindu was equivalent to motherland, ancestors and Indian culture. This is not disrespecting other views. We have to think in terms of gaining Indian dominance and not Muslim dominance ,” he mentioned.

Bhagwat mentioned for all-round improvement of India, everybody ought to work collectively.

“Islam came to India with invaders. This is history and should be told in that manner. Sane Muslim leaders should oppose unnecessary issues and stand firmly against fundamentalists and hardliners. The more we do this at the earliest, the less damage it will cause to our society,” he mentioned.

India, as a superpower, won’t scare anybody, the RSS chief mentioned.

“The word Hindu is synonymous to the rich heritage brought to us by our motherland, ancestors and culture, and in this context every Indian is a Hindu for us whatever might be their religious, linguistic, racial orientation,” he mentioned at a seminar titled “Nation First, Nation Supreme”.

Hindus and Muslims share the identical ancestry, Bhagwat mentioned.

“Hindu is not a word that denotes any race, religion or linguistic identity. Hindu is a name given to the rich heritage that strives for upliftment of every living and non-living entity. Hence, for us, every Indian is a Hindu,” he mentioned.

Indian tradition accommodates numerous opinions and respects different faiths, Bhagwat mentioned.

“In line with our culture, which accepts all diverse opinions, we assure that there won’t be disrespect for other faiths, but, for that we will have to ensure that we think of dominance of India and not that of a particular faith like Islam. Coming and being together is inevitable for a prosperous India…for the progress of the motherland,” the RSS chief noticed.

In his speech Bhagwat harassed that it is well-established that Islam got here to India together with invaders and this historic truth should not be hid.

“Saner voices from among Muslims should speak against acts of insanity committed by sections of the community. They will have to firmly oppose hardliners. These are testing times for us,” he mentioned.

Bhagwat emphasised Muslims do not must concern anybody in India as Hindus do not maintain enmity in direction of anybody and Indians have at all times been dedicated to the well-being of all.

The RSS chief mentioned folks shouldn’t fall prey to fissiparous tendencies.

“Those who want to break the nation try to say ‘we are not one, we are separate’. One should not fall prey to it. We are one nation. We shall remain united as a nation. This is what we, at the RSS think, and I’m here to convey this to you,” he mentioned.

Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan and Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain (retd), Chancellor, Central University of Kashmir, have been amongst different outstanding audio system on the occasion.

Khan mentioned extra variety results in a affluent society and added “Indian culture considers everyone equal.”

The Kerala Governor quoted a number of historic scriptures to spotlight the all-encompassing nature of Hinduism.

He mentioned wherever on the earth variety was destroyed, civilizations have vanished, whereas solely multi-cultural societies have prospered.

“Indian or ‘Sanatan’ (eternal) culture doesn’t consider anybody different because same divinity is experienced in every living and non-living being in this culture,” Khan mentioned.

Lt Gen Hasnain mentioned Muslim intellectuals ought to thwart Pakistan’s makes an attempt to focus on Indian Muslims.

He additionally spoke on the altering geo-political state of affairs within the mild of current developments in Afghanistan.

“Pakistan has been promoting terrorism in India under a grand strategy after its defeat in 1971. After a short lull, the efforts are likely to be fanned again. It will be responsibility of the Muslim intelligentsia of India to defy these efforts of Pakistan,” Lt Gen Hasnain mentioned.


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