Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Monday called on Muslim leaders to take a firm stand against fundamentalism.
“Islam came to Bharat with invaders. This is a historical fact, and it is necessary for this to be stated as such. Sensible leaders of the Muslim community must oppose extremism. They will need to speak up firmly against fanatics. This work will need long term effort and patience. It will be a long and tough test for all of us. The sooner we start this effort, the less damage it will cause to our society,” Bhagwat said. His remarks came at a meeting organised in the city by a Pune-based organisation called Global Strategic Policy Foundation. The audience comprised mainly of Kashmiri students, retired defence officials and RSS members.