India is a Hindu nation and Hindutva is its identity, says RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

He said the goal of VHP in the coming five years would be to ensure equality among the Hindus of the nation.

By: PTI | Mumbai | Updated: August 18, 2014 11:59 am
 If inhabitants of England are English, Germany are Germans  and USA are Americans then why all inhabitants of Hindustan are not known as Hindus, he had posed. If inhabitants of England are English, Germany are Germans and USA are Americans then why all inhabitants of Hindustan are not known as Hindus, he had posed.

Stoking yet another controversy, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Monday said India is a Hindu nation and Hindutva is its identity.

“Hindustan is a Hindu nation…Hindutva is the identity of our nation and it (Hinduism) can incorporate others (religions) in itself,” he said.

Last week, Bhagwat had said in Cuttack, “The cultural identity of all Indians is Hindutva and the present inhabitants of the country are descendants of this great culture.”

If inhabitants of England are English, Germany are Germans and USA are Americans then why all inhabitants of Hindustan are not known as Hindus, he had posed.

Bhagwat was in Mumbai today on the occasion of Krishna Janamashtami to attend the inauguration programme of the golden jubilee celebrations of the VHP, that was founded in Mumbai on August 29-30, 1964.

He said the goal of VHP in the coming five years would be to ensure equality among the Hindus of the nation.

“For the next 5 years we have to work with the aim of bringing equality among all the Hindus in the country. All Hindus should be drinking water at one place, should be praying at one place and after their death, their bodies should be burnt at the same place,” he said.

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    Anuradha Kalhan
    Aug 18, 2014 at 7:30 am
    Political Hinduism will be as frightful as Political Islam and Political Christianity in other parts of the world. India will have to go through the mill of religious intolerance and barbarism before the dawn of a modern mind set. We can write off this society for the next 50 years! What Nehru and co tried to do in India was too early, too rational on the secular front and too superficial on the economic equity and nationalization front. It had to collapse in favor of this Hindutva business. RIP Modern India
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      AKJ
      Aug 18, 2014 at 7:18 am
      There are no limits for stupidity, If in Germany they are Germans, In America they are Americans and In Britain they are British, How can in India you will become not Indians. When India gained its independence in 1948 from the British was it known as India or Hindustan, do you think if you have ever wanted independence as Hindustan then I am sure India would broken up into 6 parts, that's Hindustan for Hindus, East stan, West stan, Christians India and Buddhists India. What is the difference between you Hindu fanatics and the Muslim fanatics, they both equals to terrorism. Please stay with what your great leader MAHATMA HI has thought the great nation INDIA.
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        nbk
        Aug 18, 2014 at 2:21 pm
        Whats wrong in his comment and why this fuss created by press and corrupt sick-ular congress and friends.
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          Paramjeet
          Aug 18, 2014 at 7:55 am
          What wrong he has said. Why Hindus are ashamed to call themselves Hindus. When stan was carved out for Muslims then Hindustan is for Hindu majority. By calling Hindu State rights of other communities are not diminished or put in danger. It only pseudo seculars who spread canards to garner votes. In this Lok Sabha elections these pseudo seculars have received being response and if they do not mend their ways they shall be vanished. They should stop instigating public and not foment riots..
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            jsdc007
            Aug 18, 2014 at 6:45 am
            Imbecile. That's like saying all inhabitants of America/England/Germany are Christians, you old fool.And they're not. Much like not all Indians are Hindu, or consider themselves Hindu.
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              Raman
              Aug 18, 2014 at 6:31 am
              This news should not be given hype as he alone does not represent India. India is a diverse country and wonderful example for world. These views owe little to truth and he should be apologised because he is ignorant.
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                sanjiv
                Aug 18, 2014 at 6:37 am
                totally agree
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