Subramanian Swamy replies to questions posed by Muslim clerics to RSS on 'Hindu rashtra'

Senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Thursday gave clear cut answers to the six questions posed by a delegation of Muslim clerics led by the Sunni Ulema Council's general secretary to the RSS in February.

By Tarun Khanna | Last Updated: Mar 28, 2015, 12:48 PM IST

New Delhi: Senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Thursday gave clear cut answers to the six questions posed by a delegation of Muslim clerics led by the Sunni Ulema Council's general secretary to the RSS in February.

Starting with a reply to the question 'whether India is a Hindu country?', Swamy said India is Hindustan, that is a land of Hindus and of those others who are of Hindu descent or ancestry.

Later, in a series of tweets he cleared RSS' stand on Hindu rashtra.

Here are the tweets:

However, Swamy also said that the above-mentioned replies are his personal views to be presented to Virat Hindustan Sangam meeting for adoption in Mumbai on May 2 and 3.

The Muslim delegation, which met RSS functionary Indresh in February, had claimed that the latter refused to answer their questions and instead said that a conference of Muslim organisations should be called where he would give the answers.

"We had a meeting with senior RSS functionary Indreshji last night during which we asked six questions, but he did not have any answer," Sunni Ulema Council general secretary Haji Mohammed Salees was quoted as saying by PTI on February 17.

He had also alleged that Indreshji, who is pracharak and looks after minority affairs in the organisation, got "irritated" with the questions.

(With PTI inputs)