Indian Muslims are the most content in the world, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said while asserting that people from all faiths have stood together whenever it has been about the essence of India. He also said any kind of bigotry and separatism are spread only by those whose self-interest gets affected.
Citing that many Muslims fought in Mewar king Maharana Pratap’s army against Mughal emperor Akbar, Bhagwat suggested 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 and wondered if there is any example world over wherein a foreign religion that ruled over the people of a country still exists there.
He said in an interview to ‘Vivek’, a Hindi magazine based in Maharashtra. Unlike India, Pakistan did not give rights to followers of other religions and it was created as a separate country for Muslims.
“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.
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.
( As reported by India Today)