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At iftar ceremony in Ayodhya, RSS' Muslim wing terms Mughal leader Babar an 'invader'

Lucknow: A day after organising an iftaar ceremony in the temple town of Ayodhya, Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM), the Muslim wing of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, termed the first Mughal ruler Babar as an "invader".

File image of RSS leader Indresh Kumar. Courtesy: Facebook

File image of RSS leader Indresh Kumar. Courtesy: Facebook

"Mughal ruler Babar was a Mongol. He was an invader who along with his general Mir Baqi unleashed atrocities on the people. Babar had hit the Ram roop (incarnation) of Khudaa. Babar did not know Islam. Baqi too grossly violated the tenets of Islam," Indresh Kumar, patron of Muslim Rashtriya Manch, said, while addressing an event.

Referring to triple talaq, Indresh Kumar said, "In the feet of Maa, there lies a heaven (Maa ke kadmo mein Jannat hai). Talaq amounts to rejecting this Jannat."

He also claimed that cow slaughter is not permissible in any religion, including Islam. "Muslims pledged that they will not eat beef as it causes disease. They also agreed that cow milk is good for health and has medicinal values," the MRM patron said.

Later in the evening, Kumar also participated in an iftaar in which Rozedaars broke their fast by consuming cow milk. A similar iftaar was held in the temple town of Ayodhya on Wednesday.

The MRM had invited prominent Muslim residents of the town, for iftaar, the first meal after the day's fasting. Kumar said that the gathering also acknowledged the benefits of keeping cows.

The MRM was set up in 2002 by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) at the initiative of its then chief KS Sudarshan to allow the Sangh parivar to reach out to the Muslim community on various issues including the vexed Ayodhya Ram Temple dispute.

Updated Date: Jun 16, 2017 07:21 AM

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