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Cultural Identity of All Indians Is Hindutva: RSS Chief

If inhabitants of England are English, Germany are Germans and USA are Americans then why all inhabitants of Hindustan are not known as Hindus, came a poser from RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat today.

"The cultural identity of all Indians is Hindutva and the present inhabitants of the country are descendants of this great culture," Bhagwat said while speaking at the 'Golden Jubilee' function of an Odia weekly here.

The RSS chief further went on to say that Hindutva is a way of life and Hindus could be of any religion worshipping any God or not worshipping at all.

Referring to Vivekananda, Bhagwat said not worshipping any God is not necessarily an atheist rather the one who doesn't have faith in self is sure an atheist.

He said the world has now realised that Hindutva has been the only basis to keep India united since ancient days despite having plenty of diversities.

He, however, expressed concern saying that some in India are not realising it and whenever a discussion on it takes place, the protagonist are wrongly branded as communal.

Speaking on the current world scenario, the RSS leader said there is darkness everywhere and the world at large is looking at India for solace because India still marches on the path of righteousness.

"As long as dharma exists in India, the world will continue to respect this country. But once dharma is gone, no force on earth can stop the country from crumbling," the RSS leader warned.

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119/D-21
Aug 20, 2014
06:04 AM


D.L.Narayan,

>> "Hindu kings did not come from outside India and did not speak an alien language."

The question was whether they too were invaders or not.

>> "Only a handful of Rajputs (were in Mughal courts) ...." 

You pretend to be so knowledgeable! So please tell us how many Hindus were in government service during Mughal times.

>> :"Those invaded our land and subjugated us, felt superior to us are outsiders. Those who sought refuge in India, did not impose themselves on us, became one of us."

You seem to be making rules as you go along! If feeling superior debars one from being Indian then all caste Hindus are not Indians! Why don't you stop making a fool of yourself?

Anwaar, Dallas
118/D-97
Aug 19, 2014
03:10 PM

Me - "They were invaders who captured political power."

Anwaar - "So were most Hindu kings! Your problem is not that they were invaders. Your problem is that they were Muslims."
Hindu kings did not come from outside India and did not speak an alien language.
Me - "who treated the people of India as a subject race and denied them opportunities to rise above a certain point."
Anwaar - "So did Hindu kings! Those were not the days of democracy and 'equal opportunity employers'. Many Rajputs and other Hindus reached the highest levels of government in Mughal courts."
Only a handful of Rajputs who were the vassals of the Mughals. It was more political than respect for locals.    During Islamic rule, Indian Muslims were called Pasmanda (inferior) while the Ashrafs (foreign Muslims) ruled the roost.   
Me: " how the Portuguese, who ruled parts of India from 1510 to 1961 are foreigners and Mughals, who came in 1526 and lasted for less than 200 years natives of India?
Anwaar - The Portugese in India considered Portugal to be their home. The Mughals considered India to be their home. By your logic Parsis and Jews in India are not Indians either. 
Those invaded our land and subjugated us, felt superior to us are outsiders. Those who sought refuge in India, did not impose themselves on us, became one of us.
D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
117/D-61
Aug 19, 2014
11:35 AM


D.L.Narayan,

>> "They were invaders who captured political power."

So were most Hindu kings! Your problem is not that they were invaders. Your problem is that they were Muslims.

>> "who treated the people of India as a subject race and denied them opportunities to rise above a certain point."

So did Hindu kings! Those were not the days of democracy and 'equal opportunity employers'. Many Rajputs and other Hindus reached the highest levels of government in Mughal courts.

>> " how the Portuguese, who ruled parts of India from 1510 to 1961 are foreigners and Mughals, who came in 1526 and lasted for less than 200 years natives of India?

The Portugese in India considered Portugal to be their home. The Mughals considered India to be their home. By your logic Parsis and Jews in India are not Indians either. I would not even mention Aryan immigrants because the RSS has already fended against that argument by denying that Aryan immigration ever took place! Your arguments reveal a very communalist and hate-filled mentality. 

>> "Do the Spanish consider the Moors to be Spanish?"

The Moors and the Jews who stayed in Spain are Spanish. I have never seen such bacward and narrow-minded thinking even in Hindutvawadi zealots before. You are sick!

Anwaar, Dallas
116/D-22
Aug 19, 2014
02:51 AM

" That does not detract from the fact that they were Indians and called India their home."

They were invaders who captured political power. Anyone, be it the Mughals or the Portuguese or the British, who treated the people of India as a subject race and denied them opportunities to rise above a certain point, who spoke a foreign and imposed it on the natives, are not Indians. Indians were the ruled, not the rulers.

Tell me how the Portuguese, who ruled parts of India from 1510 to 1961 are foreigners and Mughals, who came in 1526 and lasted for less than 200 years natives of India?

The Moors (Muslims) ruled Spain for over 700 years from the 8th to the 15th century. Do the Spanish consider the Moors to be Spanish?

What is disgraceful is allowing your religion to distort your views. The Mughals are as Indian as you are a Chugtai Turk.

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
115/D-15
Aug 19, 2014
02:05 AM

D.L.Narayan,

>> "They called themselves Mughals, were proud of their ancestry (Changez Khan and Timur), spoke Persian and Turkish ....."

That does not detract from the fact that they were Indians and called India their home. Your arguing this point shows the degree of your anti-Muslim venomousness. You indeed are a disgrace!

Anwaar, Dallas
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