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Hindutva is India’s identity, says Bhagwat

“It has the capacity to ‘swallow’ other identities … need to restore those capacities”

Days after asking why all Hindustanis (Indians) should not be referred to as “Hindus,” Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat on Sunday minced no words in stating that “Hindutva is the identity of India and it has the capacity to swallow other identities.” “We just need to restore those capacities.”

Addressing a gathering at the golden jubilee celebrations of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), Mr. Bhagwat called upon Hindus to initiate “social change from home.” With the programmes of the VHP, the Hindu Samaj would rise in the next 10-20 years and find its “rightful place” as world leader, he said.

Describing the Ram temple movement as the defining moment of the VHP’s 50 years of existence, Mr. Togadia said: “Till Ram Mandir is constructed, we [Hindus] won’t have sammaan in the country.”

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