India was never a Hindu Rashtra, will never be: Asaduddin Owaisi to Mohan Bhagwat

By: |
October 13, 2019 10:22 PM

Referring to Bhagwat's speech on Saturday in Bhubaneswar, the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) Hyderabad MP in a tweet said "...The measure of whether were happy or not is the Constitution, not the magnanimity of majority."

Hindu Rashtra, India, Asaduddin Owaisi, Mohan Bhagwat, RSS, India newsAIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi. (PTI)

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Sunday took a dig at RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat over his remarks that Muslims in the country were happy, saying the Constitution and not “magnanimity of majority” determined it. Referring to Bhagwat’s speech on Saturday in Bhubaneswar, the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) Hyderabad MP in a tweet said “…The measure of whether were happy or not is the Constitution, not the magnanimity of majority.”

He also said: “No matter how hard Bhagwat tries to link us to foreign Muslims, it will not reduce my Indianness. Hindu Rashtra=Hindu Supremacy. That is unacceptable to us.” “Bhagwat cannot erase my history in India by renaming it Hindu. It wont work. He cannot insist that our cultures, faiths, creeds & individual identities all be subsumed by Hinduism. Bharat na kabhi Hindu Rashtra tha, na hai, na hi kabhi banega Inshallah”, he said in another tweet.

Addressing a meeting of intellectuals ahead of the meeting of Akhil Bharatiya Karyakari Mandal, the highest decision-making body of RSS, Bhagwat had said “People of India consider themselves as one irrespective of diverse culture, languages, geographical locations.” Because of this unique feeling of oneness, people belonging to different faiths such as Muslims, Parsis and others feel safe in the country, Bhagawat said. “Parsis are well protected in India and Muslims are also happy.”

Get live Stock Prices from BSE, NSE, US Market and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Financial Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest Biz news and updates.

Next Stories
1Farm Bills: BJP considering to move privilege motion against opposition MPs for creating ruckus in Rajya Sabha
2Opposition in LS alleges failure in strategy to deal with COVID-19; BJP says Modi took all along, did well
3Farm Bills: Opposition members’ conduct in Rajya Sabha shameful, says Rajnath Singh