RSS chief KS Sudarshan on Monday asked Hindus to remain vigilant and stand united against "clandestine attacks" to weaken the community and confine it to the pages of history.
"An invisible and silent attack is being waged against the community to weaken it from inside. We have to remain vigilant against such attempts," he said after releasing a book written by Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy in New Delhi.
He said the country has slipped in a "state of coma" after the wave of foreign invasions right from the Mughals to the British, losing its focus and identity and called for a Hindu awakening.
"Hindus should awaken and search for their identity to defeat evil forces who are trying to destory their culture," he said and asked everyone to raise their voice against religious conversions.
Interestingly, he said the caste system prevented disintegration of the society under the Mughal and British rule as there was no insecurity among people because their roles and jobs were clearly demarcated.
His views were echoed by Kanchi Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati, who said visiting temples and participating in religious activities were not enough to save the religion.
The book titled Hindus Under Siege—The Way Out speaks about the alleged clandestine defamation of Hindu icons and symbols, demographic restructuring of Indian society, systematic and continuing distortion of India's history and terrorist activities targetted against the Hindu community.
"The UPA government is soft on terrorism and is trying to divide the society on the basis of caste lines," Swamy alleged and called for Hindu renaissance in the country.