NEW DELHI: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Wednesday said the organisation should unite the entire society.
Speaking at a book release here, Bhagwat said, ”India is in a position today when there is a lot of hope from it and it has a lot of potential. The need is for the whole country to walk together with determination to realise that potential. The skill of integrating people will be put to use now. Integrate, integrate.” Without referring to the conversion row, the RSS chief said, “The Sangh has to unite the entire society. It has to make an example of its character and it has to be fearless.” Bhagwat released a book on former RSS chief Rajju Bhaiya. During the same function VHP patron Ashok Singhal was farmore direct in his appeal on the issue of reconversion.
Singhal insisted that the ‘ghar-wapsi’ events -- aimed at bringing back Hindus, who had converted to other religions -- will continue. The ghar- wapsi events had led to disruption of Parliament where the Opposition parties wanted Prime Minister Narendra Modi to respond to these events. He demanded that the government bring in an Anti-conversion law to stop conversion as the Hindu population was on the decline.
Referring to the Opposition parties disrupting the Winter session of Parliament over the conversion issue, Singhal said those wishing to “destroy” Hindu faith want to have their say.
“Today Hindu society is rising on its own strength. You will have to hear it and not only that, but you will have to do something for it... The government must think over it where this will (conversion) go on or it will bring a stringent law to stop it,” he said. Yet again making a strong pitching for an Anti-conversion law, he said India was full of spiritualism and there was no need for proselytising here. “An organisation like the VHP is branded communal if it works for the interest of 100 crore Hindus. On the other hand those, who claim to represent 120 crore people, are dubbed secular,” Singhal said.