Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday appealed to the people to settle the ongoing Gyanvapi Mosque dispute amicably, adding that if the matter is not resolved through dialogues, both the parties should accept the court verdict on the issue.
Speaking at the concluding function of the RSS workers' training programme here, Bhagwat said it is not appropriate to create controversy every time, as he advised Hindus to sit together with their Muslim brethren and resolve all disputes.
Seeking to bring in reconciliation between Hindus and Muslims over Gyanvapi and other mosque-temple disputes, Bhagwat said, "history can not be changed and neither today's Hindus nor today's Muslims created it."
"We shouldn't bring out a new matter daily" and "why look for a Shivling in every masjid?" Distancing himself from the ongoing claims over mosques, Bhagwat declared that RSS had decided not to launch an agitation over the temple reclamation after the Ram mandir arbitration and its settlement. "However, some Hindus do have a feeling that the temples need to be reclaimed they must be heard and had a dialogue with."
"Hindus had accepted the bifurcation of united India that paved the way for a Muslim country, Pakistan. This means a good number of Muslims who stayed back in India and did not opt for Pakistan are our brethren," the RSS chief said.
Bhagwat also said that it is a historical fact that Muslim rulers had destroyed Hindu religious places and constructed mosques.
On the international front, Bhagwat admitted that India could not do much when Russia attacked Ukraine, adding that even the mighty China remained non-committal on the issue.
Calling for unity, Bhagwat said "India has to fight elements inimical to the country's rise. "We don't want to conquer anyone, but we have to fight those wanting to conquer India." This, he said can only be done when people unite.
Around 735 Swayamsevaks, including farmers, teachers, engineers, doctors, and people from various other fields, across the country were selected to participate in the RSS training programme -- 'Sangh Shiksha Varg - Tritiya Varsha' -- which commenced on May 9 at the Hedgewar Smruti Mandir in Reshimbagh.