Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat said the Supreme Court in one of its judgments has said “Hinduism is not a religion or sect but a way of life of Indians”. | Photo Credit: PTI

“From west of Kabul to east of Chindwin river, from the slope of Tibet’s east, that is, China, and from west of Sri Lanka, the entire stretch has the same DNA in humans since 40,000 years,” Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat said at an event organised by the organisation in Surguja in Chhattisgarh on Tuesday.

Mr. Bhagwat, in the tribal majority region of Chhattisgarh, also said that “all those living in India are Hindus” and “everyone must respect each others’ way of worship”.

“Today’s science talks about DNA mapping. Today, we may feel that we are different, we are like this or like that… But even science says that our ancestors are same since 40,000 years and those ancestors have taught us that we all have our own style of worship, language, food habits, and we must stick to our original fabric,” Mr. Bhagwat said.

He added that, “no one should try to change the way of pooja (worship) of others”; and the “way of worship must be respected”.

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