Muslims have nothing to fear in India, says Bhagwat


Mumbai, Sep 6 (PTI) Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Monday said Hindus and Muslims share the same ancestry and every Indian citizen is a “Hindu”.

Speaking at an event here organised by Pune-based Global Strategic Policy Foundation, he said “sane” Muslim leaders should stand firmly against fundamentalists and added the minority community does not have to fear anything in India as Hindus don’t hold enmity towards anyone.

“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 ,” he said.

Bhagwat said for all-round development of India, everyone should work together.

“Islam came to India with invaders. This is 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…

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