Anybody living in India is a Hindu: RSS chief

PTI Dec 17, 2017, 20:18 IST

AGARTALA: Anybody living in India is a Hindu, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said on Sunday, asserting that the meaning of Hindutva is to unite all communities.

Hindutva is different from Hinduism, he told a public function at the Swami Vivekananda Maidan in the heart of Tripura’s capital.

“The Muslims in India are also Hindus,” the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Sarsanghchalak said.

Bhagwat, who is on a five-day tour of Tripura since Friday to review the organisational work of the RSS in the north-eastern region, said, “We have no enmity with anyone. We want welfare of all. To unite all is the meaning of Hindutva.”

Maintaining that India is a land of Hindus, he said “tortured” Hindus from across the world come to the country and get shelter.

The RSS supremo said, “Hindus believe in truth, but the world respects strength. There is strength in organisation. Being organised is the natural law.”

Referring to the Partition, he said parts of India got separated in 1947, leading to the weakening of the spirit of Hindutva and a decline of the “Hindu Samaj”.

“India was united for so long. There was unity among the Hindus,” Bhagwat said.

Highlighting the rich heritage of the country, he said, “A perturbed and confused world is looking at India for a new world order that can accommodate the materialist as well as the idealist.”

He urged the Hindus to get organised and trained at RSS “shakhas” (daily meetings), saying these were the only places where one could prepare for nation-building and self-development.

The “sanatan dharma” wants to work together with everybody on board, Bhagwat said.

The Left Front-ruled Tripura is scheduled to go to polls early next year and the BJP is making a serious bid to increase its footprint in the north-east. Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur have BJP governments.

 

AGARTALA: Anybody living in India is a Hindu, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said on Sunday, asserting that the meaning of Hindutva is to unite all communities.

Hindutva is different from Hinduism, he told a public function at the Swami Vivekananda Maidan in the heart of Tripura’s capital.

“The Muslims in India are also Hindus,” the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Sarsanghchalak said.

Bhagwat, who is on a five-day tour of Tripura since Friday to review the organisational work of the RSS in the north-eastern region, said, “We have no enmity with anyone. We want welfare of all. To unite all is the meaning of Hindutva.”

Maintaining that India is a land of Hindus, he said “tortured” Hindus from across the world come to the country and get shelter.

The RSS supremo said, “Hindus believe in truth, but the world respects strength. There is strength in organisation. Being organised is the natural law.”

Referring to the Partition, he said parts of India got separated in 1947, leading to the weakening of the spirit of Hindutva and a decline of the “Hindu Samaj”.

“India was united for so long. There was unity among the Hindus,” Bhagwat said.

Highlighting the rich heritage of the country, he said, “A perturbed and confused world is looking at India for a new world order that can accommodate the materialist as well as the idealist.”

He urged the Hindus to get organised and trained at RSS “shakhas” (daily meetings), saying these were the only places where one could prepare for nation-building and self-development.

The “sanatan dharma” wants to work together with everybody on board, Bhagwat said.

The Left Front-ruled Tripura is scheduled to go to polls early next year and the BJP is making a serious bid to increase its footprint in the north-east. Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur have BJP governments.

(PTI photo)



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10 thoughts on “Anybody living in India is a Hindu: RSS chief”

  1. Indeed, in the sense Hindu from Indus or Indian meaning a native, I am a Hindu Christian who believes that Jesus Christ is my Lord and Saviour who is God incarnate and sacrificed the heavenly blood upon Calvary for the remission of the sins and the redemption of all mankind.. This is faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world as THE TRUTH. HENCE I KNOW WHOM I HAVE BELIEVED, AND NEITHER IS THERE SALVATION IN ANY OTHER: for there is none other name under heaven given whereby we must be saved. So let all Indians come to the feet of Calvary and accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour.

  2. Indeed, in the sense Hindu from Indus or Indian meaning a native, I am a Hindu Christian who believes that Jesus Christ is my Lord and Saviour who is God incarnate and sacrificed the heavenly blood upon Calvary for the remission of the sins and the redemption of all mankind.. This is faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world as THE TRUTH. HENCE I KNOW WHOM I HAVE BELIEVED, AND NEITHER IS THERE SALVATION IN ANY OTHER: for there is none other name under heaven given whereby we must be saved. So let all Indians come to the feet of Calvary and accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour.

  3. True Any one born in India is Hindu first
    But he/she has freedom to follow whatever religion they want to.
    Like we have American Hindu, American muslim, American Christian and American Jewish etc
    So we can Hindu muslim Hindu Christian and Hindu

  4. Why then rss killing christians.doubel standard.hindus go to usa are they killed by christians if start.then end of hindus.

  5. India is a multicultural and having different religion within this nation and there is constitution which clarifies that anyone can adopt any religion he or she wants.
    The leader has he gone through the history of the nation then read and moreover one leader cannot pronounce that a nation is related to one religion or caste.
    Let us pray that God may the eyes of these people who are bringing hate with other citizen.

  6. We are all Indians and united by our love for our country. To announce that everybody living in India is a Hindu shows the RSS’ total disregard for truth. The north east people have always had their distinctive culture and history. Tribal religion does not come under the fold of Hinduism/hindutva/Hindu. Call it whatever you may but please do not try to teach us our history/our culture. We are proud of our distint culture and equally proud being Indian.

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