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NEW DELHI: In a big growth, senior RSS leaders met at former Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung’s residence as a follow-up to the outreach with members of the Muslim neighborhood. A number of points together with hate speeches, mob lynchings, bulldozer politics and temples in Mathura and Kashi had been mentioned within the closed-door assembly.
The RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat had first met with 5 distinguished Muslims on August 22 final yr.
On January 14, RSS leaders Indresh Kumar, Ram Lal and Krishna Gopal – authorised by Bhagwat to proceed the dialogue – met with Jung, former election commissioner SY Quraishi, journalist Shahid Siddiqui and hotelier Saeed Sherwani. Lt Gen (retd) Zameeruddin Shah, who was part of the Bhagwat assembly, was not current.
The assembly was additionally vital as a result of it included Muslim students from Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, Jamiat-Ulama-i-Hind and the Darul Uloom Deoband. The non secular heads additionally met with Jung and the opposite distinguished Muslims, a day earlier on January 13, at Siddiqui’s residence, to make a listing of speaking factors.
Confirming the assembly, Siddiqui advised TOI, “We had one other cordial assembly to debate the persevering with polarisation and marginalisation of the Muslim neighborhood. We hope to fulfill once more in numerous cities.” Laeek Ahmed, Nationwide assistant secretary, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JEIH) additionally confirmed the assembly, saying, “Our consultant was current. The problem of hate speeches was taken up and the RSS leaders agreed that it offers India a nasty identify, internationally.
Jung and firm took up the difficulty of Bhagwat’s latest interview with Panchajanya and Organiser. The RSS chief’s feedback on Hindus being “at warfare for over 1000 years,” and the necessity for Muslims to surrender the “rhetoric of supremacy,” led to a political storm. Within the January 14 assembly, nonetheless, the RSS leaders sought to underplay the remarks, saying, the interview – initially in Hindi – had not been correctly contextualised and translated. The chief, apparently learn out parts in Hindi.
Probably the most startling dialogue within the closed-door assembly was the suggestion from the RSS, that the Muslim neighborhood think about handing over the mosques in Kashi and Mathura as a “good will gesture.”
Confirming this, Malik Mohtasim Khan, Nationwide Secretary, JEIH, who was part of the January assembly at Jung’s residence, mentioned, “They introduced up Mathura and Kashi within the context Babri Masjid and we reminded them in regards to the courtroom circumstances. We additionally requested them, will you cease at three (Babri, Kashi and Mathura) they usually mentioned they can’t assure something.”
The assembly that lasted almost three hours ended with the prospect of taking the outreach ahead, by means of conferences in different cities.

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