Addressing a huge gathering of swayamsevaks from across the state at Khalikote College ground in Berhampur, Orissa, on February 24, the RSS Sarsanghachalak Shri K.S. Sudarshan said that only the Hindus can restore peace in the world. ?Other communities have tried to propagate their own religion aggressively and have always waged a war in order to conquer other countries with a view to dominate others. Whereas, the Hindus have never tried to do so, instead they have been trying to win hearts of the people across the world,? he added.
Shri Sudarsan spoke at length focusing on religious issues. He said there was a phase in the past when the Hindus felt shy to reveal their identities. But, nowadays people feel proud to express their belongingness to such a way of life. He also claimed that some of the demonic forces are trying to dominate the Hindu society and are trying to introduce a competitive ideology in the Indian society that would ultimately lead to confrontations among each other. Everybody would feel unsafe at the presence of another powerful force resulting in a violent society, which is at present being witnessed in western countries.
About the propagation of Christianity, he said the last teaching of Jesus propagates to dominate the other race by preaching their religion. In view of this, Christ had preached violence and asked the people of his race to create colonialism. Shri Sudarshan said, the Hindu preachers including Swami Vivekananda have always tried to unite people instead of trying to divide and dominate them. Hinduism is a race and not a religion as it is identified with a region located along the Sindhu river. Subsequently, the foreigners began to call the people of this region as Hindus. And the people living in this region were peace loving and not like the Muslim invaders.
Shri Sudarshan further said that in such a situation, when the Hindu race has been facing challenges and attacks, they have to be united and to be powerful enough to defend their society. They should be prepared to face the demonic forces working against their society, Shri Sudarsan appealed. He sighted the example of the attempt to destroy the Ram Sethu.
He also spoke on the recent Kandhamal violence and said that politicians are only concerned about the vote banks and trying to divide the society in the name of religion and reservations. The Panas originally belonged to Scheduled Castes (SC) and lost their privilege of reservation after conversation. They were trying to get the status of Scheduled Tribes (ST) because even after one converts to another religion, he would get the benefit of reservations. In such a situation, when Swami Laxamananda Saraswati tried to prevent Hindus from conversion angry Christians attempted to kill him that led to the eruption of violence resulting in burning of the temples, whereas the Christians alleged that their churches were gutted, he added.