After gaining praise for organising an Iftar party in New Delhi recently, the RSS is now focussing on communally sensitive Uttar Pradesh where it has planned a series of such Iftar and Eid Milan functions this month — the first being held in Moradabad district on Tuesday.
Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM), a wing of the pro-Hindutva organisation, has also planned to organise an all India meet of Ulemas (Muslim scholars trained in Islamic laws) in Lucknow in August.
According to Mahirajdhwaj Singh, senior RSS pracharak and national co-convener of MRM, an Iftar party will be organised in Lucknow next week where Muslims from nearby districts are being invited.
“Such Iftar parties will be organised in other parts of the state, too. Offering somebody Iftar is a noble work and we are doing it to give message of harmony in the society,” Singh said.
He said the Iftar will be held for general puvlic in which religious leaders and clerics would not be invited as “they may speak on political lines before media”. However, in Eid Milan programmes, people from different religions would be invited and a special session of 30 minutes will be reserved for discussions on necessity of communal harmony and peace in society.
Eid Milan will be organised after July 18 in Lucknow, Kanpur, Gorakhpur, Allahabad, Varanasi, Mirzapur, Banda, Jhansi, Agra, Aligarh, Moradabad, Saharanpur, Muzaffarnagar, and Bareilly.