RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat says every Indian is a Hindu, share the same ancestry

MUMBAI: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Sarasanghachalak Mohan Bhagwat today said that all Indian's share the same ancestry and Hindu or Muslim, every Indian citizen is a 'Hindu' further adding that those with ill intentions like to insist that Indians are not one people but separate.

The RSS chief was speaking at an event in the city, organised by Pune-based Global Strategic Policy Foundation titled 'Nation First, Nation Supreme' during which he emphasises that the minority community does not have to fear anything in India as Hindus don't hold enmity towards anyone.

Among other prominent speakers at the event included Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan and  Chancellor, Central University of Kashmir Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain (retd).

"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 the upliftment of every living and non-living entity. Hence, for us, every Indian is a Hindu," he said.

According to Bhagwat, Islam came to India with invaders which were 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 said.

During his address, the RSS chief said, "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 RSS thinks and I'm here to convey this to you."

"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," Bhagwat detailed the Sangh's philosophy.


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