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Muslims have to consider Hinduism as their own religion: RSS

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December 19, 2017

In the wake of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat’s statement — Muslims in India are also Hindus — row, organisation’s ideologue MG Vaidya said on Tuesday that one did not have to leave his or her religion to become a Hindu.

“Muslims don’t need to leave Quran to become a Hindu. They just have to consider Hinduism as their own religion,” MG Vaidya told ANI.

He added that a person not going to the temple was also a Hindu and one should remember the meaning of Hindu.Addressing a public function in Tripura on Sunday, Bhagwat said, “The Muslims in India are also Hindus. We have no enmity with anyone. We want welfare of all.”

The statement has created a furore especially among religious leaders. While some Hindu saints welcomed it, others opposed it and said such a statement should not have been made. — (Agencies)

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