India does not believe in religious extremism: Mohan Bhagwat

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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) sarsangchalak Mohan Bhagwat has said, history and tradition show, India doesn’t believe in religious extremism. The country has stuck to the middle path, teaching us to unite people of different castes, creed and religion emotionally, he added.

“Many say ours is a Hindu culture, while some say it is Indian culture and some say it is Aryan culture. Whatever it may be, the concept of running India lies in the fact of emotional integration of its people,” the RSS chief said, while speaking at the Ram Sharad Kothari memorial committee. This was Bhagwat’s first deliberation after BJP’s electoral debacle in Bihar.

Without naming any terrorist group, Bhagwat, said, “Somnath temple was attacked again and again. The twin towers were attacked. But the sole intention of those who made such attacks was to hurt a nation’s pride. This cannot be tolerated. I am not referring to ISIS alone.”

Comparing those forces which conceived such attacks with Ravana, the RSS chief said, evil forces cannot last long. History has taught us such forces cannot run any country.

Tripura governor Tathagata Roy, who attended the meeting, remembered those from Kolkata who sacrificed their lives for the cause of Ram Mandir at Ayodhya.

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