Bhopal: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Wednesday stated that there was nothing wrong if Muslims worship “Bharat Mata” since all Indians were bound together with one culture of Hindustan.
Muslims may follow a different religion but all Indians regardless of their caste, creed and religions are bound together by one culture of Hindustan, the RSS chief stated while in a rally of ‘Hindu Maha Sammelan’ in district headquarters town of Betul in Madhya Pradesh.
“What is wrong if Muslims perform ‘aarti’ to Bharat Mata,” he asked. “Every Muslim in India may be the follower of Islam but in the core of their hearts they are Hindus,” he added.
“The citizens of England are known as English, the citizens of America as Americans and similarly, citizens of Hindustan are identified as Hindus,” he stated, adding, “Bharat Mata should be worshipped in every house in India”.
Mr Mohan Bhagwat also spoke against the caste system in the Hindu society saying that it has only divided the Indian society.
He stated that the RSS would launch a drive in the country in coming days to remove caste divide prevailing in the society.
“We should unite the society. If we stand separated, then antagonistic forces will take advantage of it and subject us to repression,” he stated. The RSS chief also took a potshot at those who call for tribals were not Hindus.
“Hindus have 33 crores of deities and new deities also take birth. Some people may not believe in idol worship. They are all part of diversified Hindu culture. We should accept the diversities in the society. We will then understand true happiness in diversity,” he added.