Muslims spreading coronavirus a perception, not reality: RSS
Published on May 7, 2020 | News Source: ANI
New Delhi, May 7: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) said on Wednesday that Muslims are "part and parcel" of our society and emphasised that allegations against the community that it was spreading the coronavirus in the country is a "perception" and is not a "reality".
In an interaction with the foreign media, RSS senior functionary Dattatreya Hosabale said the entire community should not be blamed for a fault of a "few" and stated that perception being created is "unfortunate" because Muslims in India and their welfare is well-taken care by the government and the society. "On behalf of RSS, Sarsanghachalak Mohan Bhagwatji in his address to the nation last week has already clearly said that an entire community should not be blamed for a fault of a few.
Blaming everyone is not in the right spirit. The virus should be fought together. If somebody is creating that perception, it is due to shortsightedness and this is unacceptable. The present challenge is for all and solution should also be by all," said Hosabale in response to a query.
He said that the Muslims being blamed for coronavirus spread in the country is a perception which is not reality. "We should not generalise any unfortunate incidents. Muslims in India and their welfare is well-taken care by the government and the society," he said adding that when RSS talks about 130 crore Indians there is no discrimination on religion. "The perception being created is unfortunate which we in RSS like to say is not true," he said.