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Veer Savarkar was not an enemy of Muslims, and he had written ghazals in Urdu, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Sarasanghachalak Mohan Bhagwat said on Tuesday.
Mohan Bhagwat said there was a campaign after Independence to defame Veer Savarkar and that others, including Swami Vivekananda, might be targeted the same way.
Speaking at the launch of ‘Veer Savarkar: The man who could have prevented Partition’, a book by Information Commissioner and former journalist Uday Mahurkar, Bhagwat said, "There was a campaign to defame Savarkar. After Independence, the campaign went on very fast. Right now, Sangh and Savarkar are being targeted. The likes of (Swami) Vivekananda, (Swami) Dayanand and Swami Arvind are next in line."