RSS leader Indresh Kumar asks Muslims to ‘give up gosht’

Students of Jamia Millia Islamia meanwhile protested against the presence of Indresh Kumar at an iftaar party at the university

Written by Aranya Shankar | New Delhi | Published:June 6, 2017 5:13 am
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Students of Jamia Millia Islamia, protesting against the presence of RSS leader Indresh Kumar at an iftaar party organised by the RSS’s Muslim wing at the university, clashed with police on Monday evening.

Even as students, who were protesting outside Gate No. 7 of the varsity, alleged they were beaten up and detained, Kumar, speaking at the event, appealed to all Indian Muslims not to have “gosht” as it was a “beemari”, and urged them to include cow milk in their sherbet.

The iftaar party, organised by the Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM), was set to see varsity vice-chancellor Talat Ahmad share the stage with Kumar. However, Ahmad gave the event a miss. Speaking to reporters inside the university sports complex, where the party was organised, Kumar said the MRM had made three primary appeals to the Muslims of India.

“First, during Ramzan, they should plant trees in their localities, lanes, mosques and dargahs so that pollution can be tackled and the environment can be protected. Second, they should keep Tulsi plant in their homes, because it’s called Rehan (Jannat ki Jhaad) in Arabian and isse jannat naseeb hogi,” he said.

Third, Kumar said that the Prophet and his heirs did not consume meat. “Meat is a disease… Milk is the cure.”

According to their advice, he said, whoever sacrifices animals and consumes them is eating poison.”

Addressing a crowd, Kumar also said Indian Muslims should “struggle to make Islam beautiful, not unattractive”.

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    Vijay Kumar
    Jun 7, 2017 at 3:59 pm
    In today's news paper, I read central Minister Venkaiah Naidu erting that he is a non-vegetarian and people have right to what they choose, and denounced claims that his party is denouncing non-vegetarian food. If Indresh Kumar wants people to give up meant, he may better start with convincing Mr Naidu.
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      Naresh Chandra Jha
      Jun 7, 2017 at 6:21 am
      Well, Kumar has not said anything that anyone should object! So the VC giving it a miss or atidents protesting his presence only tells me one thing : Muslims themselves are the enemy of Islam. Look around and all events, ISIS, Kashmir, Manchester, Manila, and many more events point to this fact!!
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        Sultan Ahmad
        Jun 7, 2017 at 11:22 pm
        There are various points to be objected. First his claim that our beloved prophet didn't consume meat or considered poison.. its totally preposterous Other thing is claim about Tulsi.. don't we muslims know our own religion as what would take us in jannah or dozakh..?? There are conditions based on which entry is conditional in jannah.. not planting a tree can only just take us there. & There are no proof of tulsi being a herb in Islamic scriptures. & If meat is so much of a disease.. why is more than half of the world is consuming it.. are all dumb..??
      2. A
        Jun 7, 2017 at 6:01 am
        RSS should give up interest, it is just like eating meat/blood of your brother. Because to earn money one need energy & energy comes from blood. So if RSS is taking interest, it means it is taking blood of other human being. And you know all that meat is formed by blood. First bloody man should stop interest then should advice others to stop eating meat.
        1. m
          Jun 7, 2017 at 12:27 am
          dear sir,confusious a leader when he was asked whether it was proper to offer sacrifises to the gods he replied'if any body kills an animal its their fate with sin&in the name of religion muslims kills goat camel buffolus&oxens along with chicken during their festivals&ceremonies but he politely said after reading auran &m cripts those being sacrificed their lives for muslim men the animal shouldbe a fore-arm length which should not exceed in length&so confusious was debenked by maa-tse-tung but all muslims go for 'halal with group of them shares the expenditure the sacred duty for them to go for vegetables instead of flesh of animals which causes cancer to health the voiceless animal suffers very much before it left bleeding slowly to death in the name of their religion seeing this people get scared about this brutal kil why don't they go for veg. will not their god accept or any other diet will not suit their stomach is the only question arises now,
          1. A
            Jun 7, 2017 at 12:27 am
            Basically RSS wants Islam free & Muslim Free. Because it is a organisation run by brahmins. They don't know how & where they can get their objectives fulfilled. I think their best place is Israel. Only 2 of population of India want to control 98 population of India. Brahmins never wants that other than Brahmins should acquire knowledge whether religious or materialistic. It is worst mentality of this group. They say to people give them in charity. But they never give other in charity. They are the looter in Hinduism.
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              ayush painuly
              Jun 7, 2017 at 1:34 am
              kisne bola tuje ye.... agar aisa he hota to koe shudra rishi na banta.... bhramins ko ye sab karna hota to kabhi kisi shudra ko rishi na ban ne dete eg valmiki... tum muslims ke kya problm hai kuch samaj nahi ata
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                Sanjay thakur
                Jun 7, 2017 at 8:46 am
                You have only one example to quote... Should muslims or any other person eat meat.. chicken egg... It has got nothing to do with this RSS leader or any one else.. excess of anything is harmful.. be it meat, vegetables or your ing bull ... So keep it to ur self only... Eat it throw it away.. but dont spread your stupid idiology n spreading your narrow-minded at ude
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              z ken
              Jun 6, 2017 at 6:50 pm
              For them its being the time, To what rain season is for frog, let them leap & jump in exicetment for now they will go back to their s once the season is over, later or sooner... Reply
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                z ken
                Jun 6, 2017 at 6:47 pm
                For them its being the time, To what rain season is for frog, let them leap & jump in exicetment for now they will go back to their s once the season is over, later or sooner...
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                  Lopamudra Majumdar
                  Jun 6, 2017 at 6:05 pm
                  I love gosht. period .Will continue eating meat as and when inclined. There are many meat eating Hindus also in North east,East and South India.Will North Indian eating habits be forced down our throats?.Why target Muslims only?
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                    rudra narayan mukherjee
                    Jun 6, 2017 at 8:46 pm
                    You love cow's gosht. Crocodiles and lions love your gosht. Also, some hindus do love Non-Hindu gosht. Thus, They may do a feast on you.
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