At RSS Chief With Muslim Leaders, Commitment To Toning Down Rhetoric

Cow Slaughter, "Kafir" At Centre Of RSS Chief's Meet With Muslim Leaders

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat has mentioned he’s involved concerning the present “ambiance of disharmony,” former Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi informed Bibarud as we speak. Mr Quraishi was one of many 5 Muslim intellectuals who attended the 75-minute meet with Mr Bhagwat yesterday. The dialogue, he mentioned was “optimistic” and “constructive” and lined facets of mutual concern.

The group had sought the assembly in August, weeks after Mr Bhagwat’s assertion questioning the necessity to “search for a Shivling below each mosque”. Within the backdrop of the Gyanvapi case and its impact on different non secular locations, Mr Bhagwat had additionally mentioned the RSS – the BJP’s ideological mentor — doesn’t favour some other motion (“andolan”) on these points.

The group had flagged their concern concerning the scenario within the nation, Mr Quraishi informed Bibarud in an unique interview as we speak. “Mr Bhagwat mentioned even he was anxious,” Mr Quraishi mentioned. “I am not proud of the ambiance of disharmony. It’s fully improper. the nation can transfer forward solely with cooperation and cohesion,” he quoted the RSS chief as saying.

Mr Bhagwat, he mentioned, shared a few factors that had been of specific concern to him. One was cow slaughter, which upsets the Hindus, he mentioned.

“So we mentioned it’s banned virtually throughout the nation. The Muslims are regulation abiding and if anybody violates it, it’s a enormous mistake and there must be punishment,” Mr Quraishi mentioned.