Mumbai: Mohan Bhagwat, Sarsanghchalak of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), said on Monday that the ancestors of Hindus and Muslims are the same and every Indian is a ‘Hindu’. Speaking at an event organized by the Global Strategic Policy Foundation in Pune, he said “prudent” Muslim leaders should stand firm against extremists.
“The word Hindu is synonymous with motherland, ancestry and Indian culture. It is not disrespectful to other views. We need to think about Indian domination, not Muslim domination,” he said.
Bhagwat said that everyone should work together for the overall development of India. He said, “Islam has come with the aggressors. This is history and it should be called as such. Wise Muslim leaders should oppose unnecessary things and stand firm against fundamentalists and extremists. The sooner we do this, the less harm will be done to society. Due to which a fight started between the two.
– ANI ()ANI) September 6, 2021
The RSS chief said India would not intimidate anyone as a superpower. The word Hindu is synonymous with the rich heritage of our motherland, ancestry and culture and every Indian is a Hindu.
He said that the ancestors of Hindus and Muslims are the same. The seminar was attended by Governor of Kerala Arif Mohammad Khan and Chancellor of Central University of Kashmir Lieutenant General Syed Ata Hasnain (Retd.).
Khan said greater diversity leads to a prosperous society and “Indian culture treats everyone equally.” Hasnain said Muslim intellectuals should thwart Pakistan’s efforts to target Indian Muslims.
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