RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat today said those who had been asking Muslims to leave the country could not call themselves Hindus and those indulging in lynching people in the name of cows must know that they are against Hindutva. While attending an event organised by Indresh Kumar-led Muslim Rashtriya Manch in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad, Bhagwat said the DNA of all Indians are the same.
Bhagwat urged Muslims not to get trapped in the cycle of fear about Islam being in danger in India. However, he said that there have been some false cases of lynching at times that have been filed against some people.
Bhagwat allayed fears on the rise of majoritarianism in India, Bhagwat said that If anyone says that Muslims should not stay in India, then he is not a Hindu.
Bhagwat said that neither the Sangh is in politics nor does it bother about maintaining an image. It keeps on doing its work to strengthen the nation and for the welfare of all in the society, he said.
The RSS chief insisted that this not some image makeover or vote bank politics for the RSS to woo Muslims ahead of assembly elections, he said his organisation firmly believes that in a democracy like India, the only dominance can be of Indians, rather than of Hindus or Muslims.
The RSS head said that development is not possible without unity in the country, adding that the basis of unity should be nationalism and the glory of ancestors.
The only solution to Hindu-Muslim conflict is dialogue, not discord, he said.
“We are in a democracy. There can’t be a dominance of Hindus or Muslims. There can only be the dominance of Indians.”
While beginning his speech, Bhagwat said he was attending the event neither for any image makeover nor for vote bank politics.
Bhagwat said neither the Sangh is in politics nor does it bother about maintaining an image. “It keeps on doing its work to strengthen the nation and for the welfare of all in the society,” he said.
Both Bhagwat and Indresh Kumar are of late accused by a section of Hindus of turning ‘secular’. They were condemned recently for referring to Sri Rama as “Imam-e-Hind” as some Muslims call the Hindu god, following the coinage by poet Allama Iqbal, one of the advocates of Pakistan in undivided India.