MumbaiRashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat said that the ancestors of Hindus and Muslims were one and every Indian is a ‘Hindu’. Speaking at an event organized by the Global Strategic Policy Foundation in Pune, he said that “sensible” Muslim leaders should stand firm against extremists. He said that the word Hindu is equivalent to motherland, ancestor and Indian culture. This is not an insult to other ideas. We have to think not of Muslim supremacy, but of Indian supremacy. Bhagwat said that everyone should work together for the all-round development of India. He said, ‘Islam came with the invaders. This is history and should be told as it is. Wise Muslim leaders should oppose unnecessary issues and stand firm against fundamentalists. The sooner we do this, the less harm will be done to the society.
Bhagwat said – the ancestors of Hindus and Muslims were the sameThe RSS chief said that India as a superpower will not intimidate anyone. “The word Hindu is equal to the rich heritage of our motherland, ancestor and culture and every Indian is a Hindu,” he said in a program organized on the theme ‘Nation First and Nation Supreme’. He said that the ancestors of Hindus and Muslims were one and the same.
Arif Mohammad Khan and Syed Ata Hasnain were also present.
Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan and Chancellor of Kashmir Central University Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain (Retd) were also present at the event. Governor Arif Mohammad Khan said that more diversity leads to a prosperous society and Indian culture treats everyone equally. Syed Ata Hasnain said on the occasion that Muslim intellectuals should jointly foil Pakistan’s attempt to target Indian Muslims.
[Attribution to NBT]