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All minorities in India descendants of Hindus: Mohan Bhagwat

india Updated: Dec 04, 2009 21:03 IST

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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Fiday dubbed all minorities as descendants of Hindus and claimed there was no such thing in India.

Speaking at a seminar in New Delhi on Partition, Bhagwat said, "There is no minority here. It is used just as a definition. All those who live here are sons of India. Ethnicity is used to describe those who came to India from outside 40,000 years ago but DNA of the people in the subcontinent is the same.

"All minorities in India are descendants of Hindus and have one ancestor."

Emphasising on the need for "emotional integration", the RSS chief said the government was providing several sops and favours to minorities to appease them but this has only led to strengthening of the divide between communities.

"Our politicians also talk about these (sops) during polls (for political gains)," Bhagwat said.

He maintained that the situation prevalent today including circumstances that led to Partition was a result of Hindus going into a slumber after fighting bravely for thousands of years. "For the last 1500 to 2000 years, Hindus have been forgetful, asleep and beaten and others robbed, stole..."

He expressed confidence that Partition would be undone and an akhand Bharat incorporating Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tibet, Nepal, Myanamar and Sri Lanka would be formed.