Why look for ‘Shivling’ in every mosque, asks RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday said there is no need to look for Shivling in every mosque.

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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat (Credit: PTI Photo)

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday said the Gyanvapi dispute involves some issues of faith and the court's decision on it should be accepted by all, but also there was no need to find a ‘Shivling’ in every mosque and start a new dispute every day.

“Why escalate the fight? Why look for a ‘Shivling’ in every Masjid?” asked Mohan Bhagwat while addressing the concluding ceremony of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh's third year officer training camp in Nagpur.

He said that the RSS had already made it clear that its participation in the Ayodhya agitation was an exception. “On November 9, we said that for historical reasons, we got involved in the Ram Janmabhoomi campaign and we completed it. Now, we don’t want to lead any movement”.

Talking about the Gyanvapi Mosque case, Mohan Bhagwat said, “Now the issue of Gyanvapi Mosque is going on. There is history which we cannot change. We didn’t write that history, neither the Hindus nor the Muslims of the present. It happened in the past.”

He added, “When Islam came, in order to break the morale of the Indians then, thousands of temples were destroyed”.

“That is a puja too (namaz). They have descended from our ancestors. We aren’t against any kind of ‘puja’,” said Bhagwat.

The RSS chief added that everyone involved in the Gyanvapi mosque case should sit together and find a way with mutual consent.

“But as this does not happen every time and people approach courts, the verdict of the court should be accepted and not questioned,” Bhagwat said.

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