RSS Truthfully Presenting Its Ambitions: Dr Qasim

Srinagar: The incarcerated senior pro-freedom leader and chairperson of Muslim Deeni Mahaz (MDM) on Friday said that the statements of RSS are not mere political “but an elaborate” historical and political context lies at their base.

“The concept of India and Hinduism are inseparable,” Dr Qasim Faktoo said in a statement. “Hinduism basically is the name of the historical, cultural and caste based social system of India. The greatest strength of Hinduism in the world is the power of its assimilation. Hinduism can absorb into itself any other religion of India. Jainism, Buddhism and Sikhism, which had started as reformation movements within Hinduism, rose as separate religions but Hinduism with its excellent power of absorption assimilated them back into its fold thus eliminating their separate identities.”

Dr Qasim explained, “since Christianity, Judaism and Zoarastrainism as per their own edicts are neither missionary nor universal and complete thus these three religions don’t pose any challenge to Hinduism.”

However, hge added, “it is Islam that has a unique and separate status in beliefs, modes of worship, day to day affairs and morals, and is missionary, complete and universal. Thus it is Islam that poses a direct challenge to Hinduism in the sub-continent. In spite of this, Hinduism has already affected the beliefs and day to day affairs of Muslims in subcontinent.”

“Barring Hinduism, it is almost impossible for any other religion to maintain its teachings and identity in the pristine form in India. This is the reality that made creation of Pakistan essential and this fact is the foundation of the freedom movement in Kashmir,” he asserted.

“In real sense of term India can be best understood through these statements of RSS,” the MDM chief said, “therefore, instead of getting angry at these statements we should understand that RSS is truthfully presenting it’s ideology and ambitions unlike others.”

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