No place for any particular caste, community or creed in the RSS – Sarsanghchalak

published on December 26, 2009

Bhagwat for ‘fearless talk’ with China

Amarnath Tewary | Patna – Daily Pioneer

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Friday said environment and border disputes were serious issues before the country today. He was speaking on the third and last day of his meeting in Patna.

Bhagwat also said there was no place for any particular caste, community or creed in the RSS as “it was a Hindu organisation with Hindu ideology.”

“Environment is a serious issue today. There was a meeting on the issue recently in Copenhagen but no one says anything about it. Koi kuch batata nahi hai,” said Bhagwat.

The RSS chief was addressing over 20,000 swayamsevaks at Gandhi Maidan, when he spoke about infiltration from Bangladesh and border disputes with China. “We should have a frank and fearless talk with China. What is happening in Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh worries everyone,” he said.

He added that even the Supreme Court of India had taken serious note of Bangladeshi infiltration “but it seems the issues have been politicised as no one is doing anything about it.”

Referring to the growing Naxal problem, Bhagwat said, “You cannot talk of change by force of a gun. They talk about change and development for the poor but they enter their villages carrying guns and displaying firearms. This cannot be the way,” he added.

While talking about regionalism and growing ethnic violence, the RSS chief said these were emotional issues which had been used by some as poll gimmicks. “India is one country. There is unity in diversity here and there should be any place of such things in Hindustan,” said Bhagwat. “The country should not be divided on the basis of region or language,” he added.

The RSS chief noted that there was no minority in the country as everyone was a Hindustani. “Even the Parsis – who are below 5 per cent – call themselves Hindustani, not a minority,” said Bhagwat.

While explaining that RSS was a social organisation with over 40 lakh swayamsevaks, Bhagwat reiterated that it worked for the development of Hindustan and harmony and peace in society.

Earlier, the RSS chief had advocated inter-caste marriages. While addressing the meeting on the second day, Bhagwat had called upon people to break the caste divide and discontinue caste-based impositions at temples.

“We are all one… we all are Hindu… our DNA is the same and even our ancestors are the same,” Bhagwat said while urging about 70 caste and community leaders to use their influence in ending the discrimination and distinction.

Meanwhile, some BJP leaders were also part of the huge gathering at Gandhi Maidan. Earlier, senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi had a closed-door meeting with Bhagwat on Thursday for half-an-hour.

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