Chicago: Lamenting that the Hindus have been suffering for thousands of years, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has asked them to come together and organise themselves, saying "if a lion is alone, wild dogs can invade and destroy him".
Addressing a gathering of some 2,500 delegates attending the second World Hindu Congress, Mohan Bhagwat, however, said the Hindus have no aspiration of dominance, according to news agency Press Trust of India.
"The Hindu society will prosper only when it works as a society," he said. "One of the key values to bring the whole world into a team is to have controlled ego and learn to accept the consensus. For example, Lord Krishna and Yudhishtra never contradicted each other," Mohan Bhagwat said.
Stating that it is very difficult to bring the Hindus together, he said: "Coming together of the Hindus is in itself a difficult thing."
"In initial days of our work, when our karkyakartas used to talk to Hindus about organising them, they used to say 'sher kabhi jhund mein nahi chalta' (a lion never walks in a group). But even that lion or a royal Bengal tiger who is the king of the jungle, if he is alone, wild dogs can invade and destroy him."
Earlier, a group of protesters briefly disrupted the proceedings of the Chicago World Hindu Congress when they started raising slogans demanding the religious leaders at the meet to oppose the Indian government's alleged "actions against religious minorities".
Two of the women protesters, who were shouting slogans such as "Stop Hindu Fascism" and "RSS turn around, we do not want you in town", were arrested Friday evening and local police charged them with disorderly conduct and trespassing. They were released later in the night.
Representing the Chicago South Asians for Justice, the two women speaking on condition of anonymity told PTI that they protested during the World Hindu Congress to urge the leaders attending it to oppose the "current actions of the government against religious minorities".
The event organisers alleged that the protesters sneaked into the venue through a "fake identity card". The issue has been reported to the police and is being investigated.
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