Did meeting Moulana Madani soften Mohan Bhagwat’s hardline stance?

RSS chief stresses the need for unity during Hyderabad rally

Hyderabad: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat during a public meeting of Ganesh Immersion procession in Hyderabad on Sep 12, 2019. (Photo: IANS)

Hyderabad (Rahnuma): Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday stressed the need for unity. Addressing the Ganesh immersion procession at Moazzam Jahi Market here, he said people should take inspiration from the Ganesh utsav to unite to defeat forces inimical to the nation.

Bhagwat said one should not lose consciousness in enthusiasm and should use power with wisdom. “Power is of no use without wisdom,”

Mohan Bhagwat made no mention of the Ram temple issue during the Ganesha idol immersion rally.

During the address, members from the crowd raised slogans calling on him to lash out at the regional parties for opposing the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya. When a person from the crowd urged Bhagwat to raise inflammatory rhetoric about the sensitive Ram Mandir issue, he disregarded it.

In a significant development last month, Bhagwat met Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind (JUH) head Maulana Syed Arshad Madani on 30th August 2019 at the Sangh office where they discussed a host of issues, including strengthening unity between Hindus and Muslims.  The two leaders also discussed incidents of mob lynching.

“The meeting lasted for more than 90 minutes and a host of issues were discussed. Bhagwat sahab also flew in from Nagpur for this meeting. It was held in a very cordial and harmonious atmosphere,” Moulana Madani said.

Both Sangh and Jamiat were perhaps the largest non-political social organizations in the nation, and they wanted to work in the national interest of the country which brought them together on one table.

“Strengthening unity between Hindus and Muslims, incidents of mob lynching, and National Register of Citizens (NRC) were discussed,” Madani said.

The meeting was historic from the perspective of Hindu Muslim unity, both sides were satisfied with the deliberations according to sources.

Subsequent to the meet, except for his calls to change the name of Hyderabad to Bhagyanagar, the RSS Chief’s address emphasizing unity and wisdom at the Ganesh immersion procession is appreciated.

Emphasizing the similarities between Islam and the rich Vedic teachings on the Monistic understanding of the Unity of the Divine, referred to as Advaita Vedanta and Wahdat ul-Wajud will further solidify unity between Hindus and Muslims, striking a significant blow to our enemies who seek to divide the nation to weaken it.

Hyderabad: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat during a public meeting of Ganesh Immersion procession in Hyderabad on Sep 12, 2019. (Photo: IANS)
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