RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat asserted that people from all faiths live in India together and that Indian Muslims are the most content in the world. He added that all kinds of bigotry and separatism are spread only by those whose self-interest gets affected.
Bhagwat also cited the example of Muslims who fought in Mewar king Maharana Pratap’s army against Mughal emperor Akbar, pointing out 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,” Bhagwat said.
“Nowhere. It is only in India,” he said in an interview to a Hindi magazine based in Maharashtra.
“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,” he said.
“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 said.
Talking about the Ram temple in Ayodhya, Bhagwat said it is not meant for mere ritualistic purpose, the temple is a symbol of national values and character.
“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.