Days after MRM withdraws invitation to Pak envoy Abdul Basit, RSS refutes rumours of holding Iftar party

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Thursday rubbished rumours of outfit conducting Iftar party and termed them as  factually incorrect.

Last Updated: Jun 30, 2016, 18:13 PM IST
Days after MRM withdraws invitation to Pak envoy Abdul Basit, RSS refutes rumours of holding Iftar party

New Delhi: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Thursday rubbished rumours of outfit conducting Iftar party and termed them as  factually incorrect.

"Media reports on RSS conducting Iftar party are factually incorrect. RSS is not organising any such party," the RSS said in a tweet.

 

The RSS further said the Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM), which is organising the Iftar party, is an independent Muslim organisation that aims at creating national awareness.

"RSS shares views of MRM on national issues & supports national awareness programs of MRM as any national cause. Indreshji, senior RSS functionary, keeps contact with MRM. He doesn't hold formal position in MRM," the RSS said in a series of tweets.

RSS-linked Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM) invited ambassadors of several countries in the Iftar party, that is scheduled to be held on July 2.

 

 

However, MRM decided to withdraw its invitation to the Pakistan High Commissioner for the Iftar party after the latter made an insensitive comment on Pampore terror strike that left eight CRPF personnel dead. Basit's remark on Pampore had triggered a controversy and held left many fuming.

The MRM was formed in 2002 at the RSS' initiative to bridge the divide between Hindus and Muslims and bring the two communities together.