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Muslim Rashtriya Manch to host ‘international Roza iftar’ today

Muslim Rashtriya Manch to host ‘international Roza iftar’ today

New Delhi: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)-affiliated body the Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM) is set to hold an ‘international Roza Iftar’ party on Saturday.

The function is likely to see participation of representatives from various countries barring Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit.

The MRM decided not to invite Basit to its iftar party post his “insensitive” remarks on the Pampore attack in which eight CRPF jawans were martyred.

Meanwhile, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has rubbished rumours of conducting Iftar party and dubbed them to be’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.

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