RSS doesn’t play politics, Muslims are safe in India: Mohan Bhagwat


RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has said that his organisation was committed to “Hindutva” and did not play politics.

“RSS does not play politics. It is committed to Hindutva, which means tolerance,” he was quoted by PTI. Bhagwat, who’s on a three-day visit to Odisha, was speaking at an event that was attended by Union ministers Jual Oram and Dharamendra Pradhan along with a large number of RSS workers.

Bhagwat added that Hinduism was a way of life and not just a religion adding that Hindus across the world had always given a message of peace and never tried to interfere in the independence of any country.

He said, “When the western world looks east, they find India and China. But they (western world) do not have faith in China due to its aggressive attitude. All have faith in India. India can emerge as a global leader.”

He claimed that minorities are safe in India and Muslims “live happily here.” His claims on the safety of Muslims came even as the members of the minority community continued to get killed and harassed by the members of Hindutva brigade.

Killing Muslims in the name of cow particularly in the BJP-governed states and harassing them for their choice of food and love has assumed an alarming proportion in India post May 2014, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi won a landslide in Lok Sabha elections.