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'All equal before God, priests created caste': Mohan Bhagwat

He was speaking at a public event in Mumbai

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat | PTI

Everyone is equal in the eyes of God and no caste or sect exists before him, said Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Sunday. He also said that all these things were created by priests, which is wrong.

Bhagwat was addressing an event at Ravindra Natya Mandir, Mumabi on the occasion of the 647th birth anniversary.

"When one earns livelihood, one has a responsibility towards the society. When every work is being done for the society...then how can it be big or small or different from each other," asked the RSS chief.

One of the main reasons behind unemployment in the country was lack of dignity for labour, he said. "Respect all kinds of work irrespective of their nature. There is no shortage of skill sets in the country. But we are not going to be like other countries after gaining prominence in the world," he added.

No matter what kind of work people do, it should be respected. Lack of dignity for labour is one of the chief reasons behind unemployment in the society. “Whether the work requires physical labour or intellect, whether it requires hard work or soft skills - all should be respected,” said Bhagwat.

"Before the Islamic invasion in the country, other invaders did not disturb our lifestyle, our traditions and our schools of thought. But they (Muslim invaders) had a logical argument - first they defeated us using their might and then suppressed us psychologically," he said.

"Due to selfishness, we paved the way for invaders to attack us. Selfishness prevailed in our society and we stopped giving importance to other people and their work," Bhagwat said.

(With PTI inputs)

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