Noting that the ancestors of all Indians are the same, RSS leader Mohan Bhagwat said on Tuesday that Muslims who migrated to Pakistan “have no respect” and that there is a liberal culture in India.
Speaking at the launch of the book “Veer Savarkar: The Man Who Could Have Prevented Partition”, the head of the RSS said that the person “who belongs to India will always be like this”.
The book was written by Uday Mahurkar and Chirayu Pandit.
“After the partition, Muslims who emigrated to Pakistan have no respect for it. There is a liberal culture in India. It is our cultural heritage. This culture unites us. It is the culture of Hinduism. Savarkar had written how the saffron flag of the Hindu raja and the green flag of Nawab united against British rule, ”he said.
Referring to Savarkar, the chief of Sangh said that “Hindu nationalism” is about unity even as the country has different religious practices.
Savarkarji had said that the British understood that they could only rule India by creating divisions. So they worked to increase radicalism. After his return from Andamans, Savarkarji wrote in his book that nationalism Hindu is about unity despite different religious practices, ”Bhagwat said.
Sangh chief said the British knew “they must divide and rule in order to survive and plunder the nation” and Savarkar experimented with this strategy from the British in Andaman prisons.
Sir Syed Ahmed Khan had said that he was the son of Bharat Maa (in Lahore). It was only that his cult was Islam. It was the temperament of Bharat. The wave of radicalism was there in India in the past too In the story, where there was Dara Shikoh and Akbar on one side, there was also Aurangzeb who reversed the narrative. Names like Dara Shikoh, Hakim Khan Sur, Hasan Khan Mewati, Ibrahim Khan Gardi, Ashfaqulla Khan, and others should be commemorated, ”Bhagwat said.
“I recently visited Jammu and Kashmir and learned that an initiative was being taken there to rename the schools of those great revolutionaries who believed in ‘Bharat.’ It is a welcome decision. He can. there may be differences in the ways of worship, but our ancestors are the same thing. We cannot change the homeland, ”he added.
Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh also spoke on the occasion. Union ministers Parshottam Rupala, General VK Singh (ret), SPS Baghel and Arjun Ram Meghwal were also present at the event.