In response to the announcement made by RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat regarding execution in the name of cows, Muslim clerics have stated that it would be better if Mohan Bhagwat makes his own people understand what he says. Speaking at an event orchestrated by Muslim Rashtriya Manch, the RSS Chief on Sunday had mentioned that people can’t be distinguished on how they worship.
Speaking to news18, noted cleric, Maulana Sufiyan Nizami mentioned on Monday, “Mohan Bhagwat has been repeatedly saying that those who live in India have the same DNA, then why don’t we see the DNA of those who are executed in the name of cow and also for not saying ‘Vande Matram’. Why are they murdered in the name of the religion? We strongly believe that if Mohan Bhagwat tells this to people from Bajrang Dal, VHP, etc. it will be obligatory, else such statements will prove useless as in the past also such declarations have been given and even after that Muslims have been killed. Only if Mohan Bhagwat makes the groups related to his grouping about what he has said then India can be a better place and even Muslims will be able to live calmly here.”
Before Sunday, RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat had stated those who kill people in the name of protecting ‘holy animal’ cows are going against Hindutva. He also claimed that the DNA of all Indians is the same and requested Muslims not to get ‘trapped in the cycle of fear’ that Islam is in danger in India.
“If a Hindu says that no Muslim should stay here, then the person is not Hindu. Cow is a pious animal but the people who are killing others are going against Hindutva. Law should take its own path against them without any partiality,” ANI quoted Bhagwat as saying while dorecting an event organised by the Muslim Rashtriya Manch on the theme ‘Hindustani First, Hindustan First’.
Assuming that people can’t be distinguished on how they worship, he said, “Don’t get stuck in the cycle of fear that Islam is in danger in India.”
Emphasizing that evolution is not possible without unity in the country, the RSS chief focused that the basis of unity should be nationalism and the glory of ancestors. The only remedy to Hindu-Muslim combat is dialogue, not discord, he said.