New Delhi: Stating that ancestors of all Indians are the same, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has said that the Muslims who had migrated to Pakistan ‘have no respect there’ and there is a liberal culture in India.
Mohan Bhagwat said there was a campaign after Independence to defame Veer Savarkar and that others, including Swami Vivekananda, might be targeted the same way.
Addressing an event to launch ‘Veer Savarkar: The man who could have prevented Partition’, a book by Information Commissioner and former journalist Uday Mahurkar, Bhagwat said, ‘There was a campaign to defame Savarkar. After Independence, the campaign went on very fast. Right now, Sangh and Savarkar are being targeted. The likes of (Swami) Vivekananda, (Swami) Dayanand and Swami Arvind are next in line.’
‘Ancestors of Hindus and Muslims are the same. We all are brothers, living in the same country. Our civilisation is one, only our pattern of worship is different,’ he said.
He added: ‘We can’t discriminate on the basis of patterns of worship. Those who belong to India, their security is our responsibility.’