Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat on Wednesday said that it is “neither the nature of the Sangh nor Hindus” to endanger the minorities while also adding that the RSS resolves to stand on the side of brotherhood.
Notably, opposition parties including the Congress have accused RSS of trying to divide society and making people fight against each other.
Addressing the occasion of the Vijayadashmi festival here, where mountaineer Santosh Yadav was the chief guest, Bhagwat said, “Scare-mongering is done among minorities that there is a danger to them because of us or Hindus.
This has not happened in the past, nor will it happen in future. This is neither the nature of Sangh nor of the Hindus.”
He said that “neither threatens nor gets threatened” is the kind of Hindu society that is needed. “Self-defence and defence of our own become a duty for everyone against those who spread hatred, commit injustice and atrocity, and engage in acts of hooliganism and enmity towards society.
‘Neither threatens nor gets threatened’, this kind of Hindu society that is the need of the present times. This is not anti-anybody. Sangh resolves to stand on the side of brotherhood, amity and peace,” he said.
“The second type of obstacle that hinders our Sanatana Dharma is created by forces who are inimical to Bharat’s unity and progress. They spread fake narratives, encourage anarchy, engage in criminal acts, foment terror, conflict and social unrest,” Bhagwat added.
The RSS chief said that the Sangh will “keep emphasizing the word Hindu”.