Work in India only for empowerment of Hindus, says RSS leader

Joshi is in Goa to speak at a two-day conclave on ‘Vishwaguru Bharat — an RSS perspective’

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RSS general secretary Suresh Bhayaji Joshi issued a statement saying the meeting will not be held as per schedule. Photo: PTI File

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) general secretary Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi said that anybody who wants to work (in India) will have to do so with the Hindu community and for their empowerment.

Addressing a lecture on the topic, ‘Vishwaguru Bharat, an RSS perspective’ at Dona Paula in Panaji, Joshi referred to his communication with an intellectual who had said that India should become a “super-rashtra” in the year 2020.

“Anybody who wants to work (in India) will have to work with the Hindu community by taking them along and for their empowerment. Hindus have witnessed the rise and fall of India since time immemorial. India cannot be separated from (the) Hindu (community). Hindus have always been at the centre of this nation,” Joshi said in Marathi.

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He also added that since Hindus are not communal or antagonist, “nobody should be reluctant to work for the Hindu community.”

The RSS leader further said, “The world says India will become a superpower in 2020, but I remember my conversation with an intellectual who had said that India should become a super-rashtra (super nation) in 2020.”

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant was among those who attended the lecture.

“To create awareness and unity amongst Hindus does not amount to (taking) an action against others (community). No one should feel it that way. We can say with utter self-confidence before the entire world that Hindus becoming strong won’t result in destructive activities, but (such proposition) will work for the society and humanity,” he added.

Invoking history, Joshi said Hindus never invaded other countries. “Whatever wars (they had fought) were for self-defence. Everyone has the right to self-defence. It is India’s duty to teach the world to walk on the path of “samanvay” (coordination). Nobody else other than India and Hindus can do this,” Joshi said.

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