Delhi: The RSS has invited ambassadors from nearly 140 countries to attend an iftar party at Parliament House Annexe on July 2, as per a media report.
According to Mail Today, the event organised by RSS propped body, patronised by Sangh pracharak Indresh Kumar, Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM), also has Pakistan on the invitee list.
Reacting to the upcoming event, Kumar told the website, "The MRM, which is an organisation of - and for - Muslims, have organised this mega international iftar party. Muslim intellectuals from across the country would be participating in this event, apart from representatives from Muslim as well as non-Muslim countries.The aim is to tell the world that Indian-ness and the Indian culture are an umbrella under which people from all nationalities and religions live with equal rights and dignity.India is a symbol of world peace."
He added, "India is a ray of hope and peace for the Muslim world. I hope this is the line of approach of all the speakers at the party."
However, Kumar pointed out that the event was being "organised by Muslims and for the Muslim community. The Sangh does not organise iftar and this is not being done by the RSS either."
On the other hand, MRM chief Mohammad Afzal was quoted by Mail Today as saying "This time we have invited ambassadors from over 140 countries, including Pakistan... Not just Muslim, but non-Muslim allies and friends of India have been invited... We want to dispel the propaganda that Muslims are not happy or at peace in India. We want to give the message to the world that this (Modi) government is a good government for Muslims."
PM Narendra Modi's Cabinet will also reportedly take part in the event, apart from representatives of the RSS.