Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat’s statement that “Indians have one DNA and Muslims should not get caught in this cycle of fear” that Islam is in danger in India is getting a lot of reactions from political circles. Huh. On one hand leaders like Asaduddin Owaisi and Digvijay Singh have retaliated on Bhagwat’s statement, while on the other hand BJP and VHP have welcomed it. Know who said what.
What did Owaisi say?
Owaisi tweeted one after the other and said, “RSS’s Bhagwat said lynching anti-Hindutva. These criminals would not know the difference between a cow and a buffalo, but the names of Junaid, Akhlaq, Pehlu, Rakbar, Alimuddin were enough to kill them. This hatred is a gift of Hindutva, these criminals have the backbone of the Hindutva government.
Owasi further said, “The murderer of Alimuddin is garlanded at the hands of the Union minister, the tricolor is put on the body of Akhlaq’s killer, a mahapanchayat is convened in support of those who killed Asif, where the BJP spokesperson asks whether “Can’t we even kill?” “Central cowardice, violence and murder are an integral part of Godse’s Hindutva thinking. The lynching of Muslims is also the result of this thinking.
What Digvijay Singh said?
Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh said, “If you are honest with the views expressed by you, then direct all those leaders in BJP, who have tortured innocent Muslims, to remove them from their posts immediately. Start with Narendra Modi and Yogi Adityanath. Mohan Bhagwat ji, will you give this idea to your disciples, preachers, Vishwa Hindu Parishad/Bajrang Dal workers also? Will you give this education to Modishah ji and BJP chief minister also?
What VHP said?
Alok Kumar from Vishwa Hindu Parishad said, “The element that binds us all is Indianness. We are all children of one mother. All the systems are run by the constitution made by Ambedkar. That’s why there is no fundamental difference between us Hindus and Muslims as we all have one DNA.
What did BJP say??
Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said, “The views of the Sangh about the country and society have always been like this, but the propaganda of the opponents has dominated the ideas of the Sangh. Till the year 1998, the views of the Sangh were officially banned on the media like Doordarshan and AIR. Because of this, the forces spreading propaganda about the Sangh used to dominate. When such thoughts come in the public, it is natural that the ‘Gumrahi Gang’ will have pain in the stomach, because they had served such an atmosphere especially in the Muslim society regarding the Sangh, now they are being exposed.
What did NCP say??
Senior NCP leader Nawab Malik said, “Mohan Bhagwat’s statement that the DNA of all the people living in India is one. If Bhagwat ji’s heart is changing, then we welcome him. If an organization that believes in the caste system wants to break the boundaries of religion, then it is a good thing.
Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole said, “The role of Congress was already clear that the DNA of every human being in India is the same, be it of any religion. If Mohan Bhagwat ji comes to know about this today, we welcome it.
What did Mohan Bhagwat say?
Mohan Bhavat had said, “The talk of Hindu-Muslim unity is misleading because they are not separate, but one. The DNA of all Indians is one, irrespective of religion.” The RSS chief emphasized that the basis of unity should be nationalism and pride of ancestors. The only solution to the Hindu-Muslim conflict is ‘Samvad’, not ‘Visavad’.
If someone says that Muslims should not live in India, he is not a Hindu – Bhagwat
The RSS chief said, “If anyone says that Muslims should not live in India, he is not a Hindu. We are in a democracy. There cannot be dominance of Hindus or Muslims. Only Indians can dominate here.” He said the Sangh is neither in politics nor does it care about maintaining any image. “It (Sangh) continues its work for empowering the nation and for the welfare of all the people in the society,” he said.