‘Akhand Bharat’ the undisputed truth, says RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

Even people in Pakistan say Partition was a mistake, he says

Updated - April 01, 2023 09:22 pm IST

Published - April 01, 2023 09:59 am IST - New Delhi

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Chief Mohan Bhagwat and  Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan pose for a picture with the members of the Sindhi Community during Amar Shaheed Hemu Kalani’s birth centenary celebrations, organised by Bharatiya Sindhu Sabha at BHEL Dussehra Ground, in Bhopal.

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Chief Mohan Bhagwat and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan pose for a picture with the members of the Sindhi Community during Amar Shaheed Hemu Kalani’s birth centenary celebrations, organised by Bharatiya Sindhu Sabha at BHEL Dussehra Ground, in Bhopal. | Photo Credit: ANI

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Friday said ‘Akhand Bharat’ was the undisputed truth and a divided Bharat was a nightmare.

Mr. Bhagwat said the separated parts of Bharat would unite one day. The RSS chief said Pakistan was “unhappy” as it got separated from India, and it would, one day, be merged into ‘Akhand Bharat’.

“I am not saying that India should attack Pakistan, but there will be a day when people will think of doing it. [becoming part of Akhand Bharat] And it will happen,” Mr. Bhagwat said. He was speaking at a function in Bhopal to mark the birth anniversary of freedom fighter and revolutionary Hemu Kalani.

Speaking to the gathering of people hailing from the Sindhi community, Mr. Bhagwat said, “When you were there, it was Bharat only. When you were asked to chose one Bharat, you left that Bharat to come to this Bharat ... If someone asks one day what that piece of land was before 1947, we have to tell that it was Bharat.” He added that there was a time “when that part of land used to witness recitation of the Vedas”.

Mr. Bhagwat stressed that Indians had a target to rejoin all the parts of India that were divided in the past. “A broken body cannot survive, it has to be fixed...We can leave that part of India but can never forget our relation which is attached with hearts,” he added.

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According to the RSS, Akhand Bharat is a concept of an undivided country with parts of present day Afghanistan, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Aksai Chin, Tibet and Bhutan in it.

Maintaining that the Partition of the country was artificial, Mr. Bhagwat said, “One man was brought to divide us. He knew nothing and had only three months to do the task. When he was going back after completing the task, he said he wasn’t an expert in the task and he knew nothing about how to go about it.”

Quoting Sri Aurobindo, the RSS chief said that “this” (partition) had to go. He said that even people of Pakistan were saying that it was a mistake.

He said that the “rigid people who got separated from India, leaving their tradition and culture, forgetting their ancestors, were unhappy since the beginning”.

“Those who left that land and came to India again stood on their feet with courage. They are not sad. Those who are in that land are unhappy because they are living an artificial life,” he said.

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Everyone should adopt a true way of life and if a mistake has happened in the past, what is wrong in talking about correcting it, he said.

“This is the reason why I ask you to be prepared. I don’t know how and when it will happen,” he said, adding that Indian culture taught people to give a befitting reply in self-defence.

Logo ke hi maan me aayega, ho jayega (people will only think about it and do it),” Mr. Bhagwat said.

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