RSS considers Muslims as equal partners of Hindu civilisation: Aquil Ahmad
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RSS considers Muslims as equal partners of Hindu civilisation: Aquil Ahmad

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New Delhi, May 10 : Dr Shaikh Aquil Ahmad, eminent Muslim scholar and Director of National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language, has said that Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and it's chief Dr Mohan Bhagwat do not consider just one caste or faith, but all classes and religions of the country, including Muslims as equal partners of Hindu civilisation and have a vision that India can become prosperous and supreme only through social unity.

Dr Ahmad said this, while explaining the speech of Sarsanghchalak of RSS, Dr Bhagwat on April 26, after a month of lockdown, due to the global Novel Coronavirus pandemic. In a special meeting with the UNI, he described the RSS as a welfare organisation and said that the Sangh believes in cultural diversity and pluralism. It's main goal is to create a non-class society and integration of society and development of all classes is it's agenda. Dr Ahmad said that there are many organisations in the world related to the work of public welfare. Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh is one such social organisation in India, whose main manifesto includes service to the people, protection of Indian ideas and values and patriotism. This organization is very coherent and organized and its scope is very wide, he added.

The important achievements of RSS in the field of social and educational development are not hidden from anyone, he maintained. Dr Ahmad said that there is an integrated network of RSS across the country whose main objective is to create social awareness among the people and make them familiar with the Indian culture. The emphasis of this organisation is on Indianness, 'Swadeshi', national and social unity and perhaps this is why some people see this organisation through a specific ideological spectacles and try to link it to a particular class or caste, whereas the RSS does not believe in any religion, rather it believes in cultural diversity and pluralism, added the eminent scholar. RSS' main goal is to create a non-class society and the integration of society and development of all classes is on it's agenda, he maintained. 'Since the visionary like Dr Bhagwat has taken over the charge of the RSS, the Sangh has changed it's way of thinking to a great extent. He has an ideological openness that can be easily seen in his teachings and statements. He has always instructed his volunteers to serve all Indian people without prejudice. 'With the mission of personality building and social welfare, the organisation is moving across India,' he maintained. Dr Ahmad quoted Dr Bhagwat as saying, "Hinduism is not the name of a religion, a province or a country, but a culture and it is the heritage of the people living in India, so 130 crore people living here are all Hindus and children of Mother India. They are one, despite belonging to various civilisations, cultures and religions because they are Indian(UNI).

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