Meeting between the head of the RSS and the leading imam to discuss methods to foster racial harmony


On Thursday, Mohan Bhagwat, the head of the RSS, met with Imam Umer Ahmed Ilyasi, the head of the All India Imam Organization. The gathering is a component of the RSS’s ongoing outreach to leaders of different communities and religions.

An RSS official claims that the gathering in the mosque in the nation’s capital was part of the Sangh’s efforts to engage with individuals from other societal groups.

The Sangh chairman stressed the need for harmony across all cultures and faiths at a meeting with Muslim community representatives, according to a report from Tuesday.

Five prominent Muslims, including SY Quraishi, a former election commissioner, and Najeeb Jung, a former Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, met with Bhagwat to discuss developing a plan to promote peace and communal harmony.

The two sides have agreed to identify points of contention that demand attention before a meeting with representatives of other faiths.

According to a person with knowledge of the discussion that took place three weeks ago, while the five representatives’ side protested to references to Muslims as terrorists and Pakistanis, RSS officials emphasised how offensive it is to refer to Hindus as Kafirs or unbelievers.

One of the attendees at the meeting informed HT that a plan was being made to put an end to conflict and settle concerns that have been brewing for years.

He claimed that this is being done to guarantee that internal security and communal peace are not jeopardised.

“RSS Sarsanghachalak interacts with individuals from diverse backgrounds. It is a component of the ongoing overall “Samvad” process, according to Sunil Ambekar, Prachar Pramukh of the Sangh.