Source: The Indian Express
Wire Service: PTI
On March 11, 2005 the Press Trust of India reported, "The RSS on Friday said Muslims and Christians in India could not be treated as minorities as they have not come from outside the country and called for an early end to ‘minorityism’. Addressing the Akhil Bharat Pratinidhi Sabha, the highest policy making body of RSS which began its three-day conclave, the outfit's General Secretary Mohan Rao Bhagawat said 99.9 per cent of Muslims and Christians of our country have not come from outside. 'Their forefathers till a few years ago were Hindus only. It is the same blood which flowed in them and the rest of the Hindu society,' he claimed. The British had introduced minority-majority schism in order to divide our national society, Bhagawat said."