RSS representatives to meet Deoband and Bareilly-based Muslim spiritual leaders

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Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat

As part of the Sangh’s ongoing community outreach effort, senior RSS officials will meet with Muslim spiritual leaders from Deoband and Bareilly in the coming days to discuss a number of controversial issues.

The meeting’s date will be decided upon amicably, and leading Muslim spiritual leaders from Kerala will also be met, according to a PTI report.

On January 14, members of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) met with representatives of the Muslim community to discuss a range of topics, including the issues with the temples in Kashi and Mathura, hate speech, and the plight of Muslims living in ghettos.

It was a follow-up to a meeting that RSS chairman Mohan Bhagwat had on August 22 of last year with five important community leaders.

The August meeting was held at the residence of former Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung, and the RSS was represented also by its joint general secretary Krishna Gopal, Ram Lal, and Indresh Kumar, the sources told PTI.

“During the meeting, they talked about finding an amicable solution to the Kashi and Mathura temple issues,” the sources said.

In addition to Salman Chishti from the Ajmer Dargah, prominent Muslim organisations Jamaat-e-Islami Hind and Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind were represented at the meeting.

The sources claimed that both parties had consented to carry on with the conversation process and find a peaceful resolution to the disputed topics.

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