Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader Indresh Kumar said, on Sunday, that 99 percent of Muslims in India are “Hindustani”, as they have Hindu ancestry, culture, traditions, and motherland. Furthermore, he reiterated and agreed with RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s statement in the past that Indians have common ancestors and hence, their DNA is similar.
A two-day workshop of activists of the Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM), the Muslim wing of the RSS, concluded at Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini in Thane district on Thursday, with Indresh Kumar addressing the crowd.
“We must consider our duty towards our nation as supreme and above all other things as per the directives and tenets of the Holy Quran,” a release quoted Kumar as saying. “Ninety-nine percent of Muslims in India are Hindustani by their ancestors, culture, traditions and motherland,” he added.
As per the release, Kumar referred to RSS chief Bhagwat’s past statement on Indians having common DNA, and said, “D means the dreams we get every day, N denotes native nation, and A represents ancestors. We all dream in our mother tongue.”
“We have common ancestors and share a common native nation which makes all of us share the common DNA,” said Kumar, who is a national executive committee member of the RSS.
The workshop was attended by 250 activists from more than 40 locations across the state, including women activists. It was attended by MRM national conveners Irfan Ali Pirjade and Virag Pachpore, along with other officers of the organisation.
In his address, Pachpore discussed the MRM’s two-decade journey since 2002, as well as its activities, programmes, and campaigns regarding triple talaq, Jammu and Kashmir, Ayodhya, cow slaughter, and terrorism.