“We created a space for them. This is the nature of our nation, and that inherent nature is called Hindu,” Bhagwat claimed.
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Chief Mohan Bhagwat said Indian Muslims are the most content in the world, asserting that people from all faiths have stood together whenever it has been about the essence of India.
Any kind of bigotry and separatism are spread only by those whose self-interest gets affected, he further added.
Many Muslims fought in Mewar king Maharana Pratap’s army against Mughal emperor Akbar, Bhagwant reminded, stressing that in India’s history people from all faiths stood together whenever there was an attack on the country’s culture.
“Most content Muslims are only in India,” the RSS chief said while wondering whether there are any examples all over the world where foreign religion that ruled over the people of the country still exists there.
“Nowhere. It is only in India,” Bhagwat said, in an interview to a Hindi magazine based in Maharashtra called ‘Vivek’.
Pakistan, unlike India, did not give rights to followers of other religions and it was created as a separate country for Muslims, he added.
“Our Constitution did not say that only Hindus can stay here; hereafter only Hindus will be heard here; if you want to stay here, then you have to accept the superiority of Hindus. We created a space for them. This is the nature of our nation, and that inherent nature is called Hindu,” Bhagwat said.
The head of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), elaborating his views, said Hindu has nothing to do with whom does one worships. Religion should be connecting, uplifting, uniting everyone in one single thread.
“Whenever the devotion for India and its culture awakens and feeling of pride arises for the ancestors, the distinctions between all religions disappear and people from all faiths stand together,” Bhagwat added.
Calling the Ram Temple a symbol of national values and character, Bhagwat stressed that it is not meant for mere ritualistic purpose.
“The reality is that temples were destructed to crush the morale and values of the people of this country. That is why Hindu society from a long wished to reconstruct the temples. Our life was corrupted, and we were humiliated by destructing the temple of our ideal Shri Ram. We want to rebuild it, enhance it and therefore, this grand temple is being constructed,” he said.