Muslims not a minority, Parsis and Jews are: Sudarshan

November 30th, 2008 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS  

Patna, Nov 30 (IANS) The Muslim community in India is not a minority and Parsis and Jews are the “real minority”, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief K.C. Sudarshan has said.”Muslims are not a minority. They are being treated as a minority. It is part of an appeasement policy,” Sudarshan said Saturday at Muzaffarpur, about 70 km from here.

He said that despite their small numbers, Parsis and Jews neither demanded reservation nor special treatment.

“Muslims should not be described as a minority. It is wrong to say so,” Sudarshan told a meeting of RSS activists.

He claimed that 99.99 percent of Muslims and even Christians shared the “same blood and same ancestors” with the Hindus. “They have only changed the way of worship.”

Sudarshan, who is on a week-long visit to Bihar, said that a community should be treated as a minority if it migrates from another country, not when “your ancestors belonged to this country”.

“India was home to the Muslims and their roots were in this country. How can they become a minority?” he asked.

With some 140 million Muslims, India is home to the world’s third largest Islamic population after Indonesia and Pakistean.

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