New Delhi: “India will never be made into a theocratic State and will never become one,” a senior RSS leader asserted today while citing how Pakistan turned into a “failed” country by choosing such a path after partition.
Speaking at an event here, RSS Joint Secretary Dattatreya Hosabale said the difference between the two countries was that Pakistan turned into a Muslim State and became a theocratic State while India never made the State on religious lines.
“We (India and Pakistan) have civilizational ties as the roots are the same. Culturally what is the difference between us and them? While we never made the State on religious lines, they did and turned into a theocratic State and that is why the cultural ties broke,” he said at the function to launch “Pakistan Watch”, a quarterly journal by Sangh-linked India Policy Foundation.
“Pakistan is not a State but it is a state of mind, an interviewer has said. That sums up the whole thing about the failed idea of Pakistan… If Pakistan were a State, then we could have thought about things, but Pakistan is a state of mind,” he said.
Hosabale said Pakistan is plagued by internal strifes and problems and that a “failed” State cannot stand for long.
The RSS leader said many other nations have come up after Second World War but in comparison to them, Pakistan cannot stand anywhere as it failed to develop institutions and its economy did not develop either.
Noting that without developing institutions, a nation state cannot do good to its people and cannot stand on its own feet, Hosabale said Pakistan has no clout in the international world as compared to India in any sphere.
“In the international world, what clout does Pakistan have as compared to India? Except in cricket, that too I feel .. they do not match up with India,” he said.