New Delhi: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat’s remark on dogs and lion did not go down well with All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) President Asaduddin Owaisi who later said that it is RSS’ ideology that it is classifying humans as animals. Owaisi said that the Indian Constitution does not treat humans as either dogs or lion but the problem with RSS is that the latter doesn’t believe in the Indian Constitution.

Owaisi further went on to say that the RSS had weird ideas to demean people by likening them to dogs. He said, “They (RSS) have their weird ideas to demean people by calling others dogs and assuming themselves as the tiger. This has been the language of RSS from last 90 years and I am not surprised. People of India will reject such crass and crude language.”

Owaisi added that he was least surprised by RSS Chief Bhagwat’s statement as the organisation is known for using such crass and crude language.

For the unversed, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat at the second World Hindu Congress in Chicago urged the Hindu community across the world to unite and work together for the betterment of the mankind. Bhagwat said that the Hindu society has the largest number of meritorious persons but they never come together. “Coming together of Hindus in itself is a difficult thing”, Bhagwat said in his inaugural address.

Bhagwat added, “In the 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.”

“Hindus have forgotten that,” Bhagwat said.