RSS must unite society: Mohan Bhagwat
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Wednesday said it was the responsibility of the organization to unite the society even as VHP insisted that 'ghar wapsi" programmes will continue.
New Delhi: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Wednesday said it was the responsibility of the organization to unite the society even as VHP insisted that 'ghar wapsi" programmes will continue.
"The Sangh has to unite the entire society. It has to make an example of its character and it has to be fearless", he said at a function here but made no direct reference to the ongoing controversy over the reconversion programmes being undertaken by various Sangh Parivar outfits.
"India is in a position today when there is a lot of hope from it and it has a lot of potential. The need is for the whole country to walk together with determination to realise that potential. The skill of integrating people will be put to use now. Integrate, integrate," Bhagwat said releasing a book on late RSS chief Rajju Bhaiyya.
Speaking on the occasion, VHP Patron Ashok Singhal insisted 'ghar-wapsi' events will continue.
Senior RSS and BJP leaders had recently met apparently to discuss recent rows over conversion and some caused by aggressive comments of a few BJP members as many in government believe it is hurting Modi's developmental agenda.
Referring to opposition parties' protests in Parliament during the winter session over it, Singhal said those wishing to "destroy" Hindu faith want to have their say.
He demanded that government bring anti-conversion law to stop conversion as population of Hindus is declining.
"Today Hindu society is rising on its own strength. You will have to hear it and not only that but you will have to do something for it," he said.
"Government must think over it where this will (conversion) go on or it will bring a stringent law to stop it," he said.
Defending 'ghar wapsi' for Muslims and Christians, Singhal said it was only for those who wanted to be "reconnected" with their old culture and religion.