In a move aimed at shedding RSS’s ‘anti-Muslim’ image, an RSS affiliate is hosting a grand ‘Iftar’ on July 2 where it has invited ambassadors of many countries including Muslim nations like Pakistan to spread the message of unity and harmony.
Organised by RSS propped Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM), a body of Muslims patronised by Sangh pracharak Indresh Kumar, this first-of-its-kind initiative by the RSS, will have truly international flavour owing to the expected participation.
The iftar party this time promises to be a big affair as the organisation has also asked its members to hold small iftar parties across the country.
RSS leader and patron of the Manch Indresh Kumar said it should not be seen as a political ploy, rather a way to show the world the communal harmony in India.
He also said that it is also a way to tell the world that the Indian culture is an umbrella under which people from all nationalities and religions live with equal rights.
“Charity begins at home…all should live in harmony and help make the country free of riots and the world including India free from violence including terrorism,” he said.
The RSS leader also said that there should be no discrimination in slogans in favour of the country, irrespective of the language used.
The invitees in the Inftaar party would include IAS, IPS officers and vice-chancellors as also the Vice-President of India.
Ramadan is the most sacred month of the year for Muslims and during this month, Muslims refrain from eating, drinking and smoking from sunrise to sunset. They also try to avoid evil thoughts and deeds. Fasters are encouraged to maintain two meals during Ramadan: Sohour and Iftar.
It is followed by the Eid al-Fitr festival.