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in response to an RSS supply, the seventy five-minute meeting explored methods to foster brotherhood and promote the theme of non secular inclusivity

in response to an RSS supply, the seventy five-minute meeting explored methods to foster brotherhood and promote the theme of non secular inclusivity

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat has, at a current closed-door meeting inside the nationwide capital with representatives of the Muslim neighborhood, requested them to clear their stand on cow slaughter. He additionally questioned the utilization of phrases resembling ‘ kafir’ (non-believer) and ‘jihad’ (holy warfare) in opposition to Hindus and recommended that they be prevented.

The Muslim delegation, which had requested for the meeting inside the wake of now-suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma’s suggestions on the Prophet, in flip apprised the RSS chief of the rising sense of fear inside the neighborhood in current occasions.

The seventy five-minute interplay, an RSS supply mentioned, explored methods to foster brotherhood and promote the theme of non secular inclusivity.

excellent Muslim representatives in attendance included former Delhi Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung, former Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi, former Aligarh Muslim college Vice-Chancellor Lieutenant-regular Zameer Uddin Shah (retd.), Rashtriya Lok Dal nationwide vice-president Shahid Siddiqui and businessman Saeed Shervani.&#thirteen;

“Bhagwat ji on the outset requested them to clear their stand on cow slaughter and all of them asserted that they are in opposition to it. He was instructed that Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, the founding father of AMU, had banned beef on campus in deference to the feelings of all communities,” the supply mentioned.&#thirteen;

The RSS chief additionally questioned the utilization of phrase ‘ kafir’ for Hindus and was instructed that it means a one who’s in denial (principally regarding the existence of god). “How can Hindus be ‘ kafir’? additionally they place confidence in god,” the RSS office-bearer quoted a member from the Muslim delegation as telling Mr. Bhagwat.

On jihad, the attendees reportedly instructed him that they by no means use the time period and defined that it was being wrongly interpreted by “delinquent elements” intent on dividing the nation. it is truly an inward journey of correcting the self, the RSS chief mentioned.&#thirteen;

Freedom of expression

Taking the dialogue forward, the representatives of the Muslim neighborhood shared the ache of being dubbed as deshdrohis (anti-nationwide) for actions that are merely a component of the liberty of expression.&#thirteen;

Explaining the context of the interplay, RSS functionaries instructed The Hindu that Mr. Bhagwat retains meeting of us from numerous sections of society in every metropolis he goes.

whereas Mr. Jung remained tight-lipped, Mr. Siddiqui mentioned the meeting was held to promote peace amongst the many people and ended on a optimistic observe.

“We didn’t meet Bhagwat as a outcome of the consultant of any neighborhood however as involved residents. issues that occurred inside the nation inside the current previous have raised the temperature, we have now to carry it down and bridge the hole between communities,” the RLD chief mentioned.



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