The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has termed the 2002 Gujarat riots as ‘shameful’ and said that such incidents should not happen again, three Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) teachers, two of the retired, who participated in an RSS meet informed.
The RSS on November 3 held convened a meeting with Muslim intellectuals from around the country at Pusa agriculture institute in Delhi, said a report in Times of India.
RSS volunteers (file photo)
The meeting was aimed at clarifying the ‘misconception’ about RSS in the Muslim community.
“I raised the issue of the 2002 Gujarat riots during my address and said that Muslims can never forget what all happened there. Reacting to this, RSS joint general secretary Krishna Gopal Sharma categorically said that the episode was shameful and such incidents should not happen again,” the newspaper quoted AMU's Associate Professor of theology, Mufti Zahid, as saying.
The RSS meet also discussed other Muslim related issues, like Triple Talaq, Uniform Civil Code, unemployment and education, said Zahid.
In the meeting, RSS joint general secretary Dattatreya Hosabale and national executive member Indresh Kumar were also present.
Another ex-AMU teacher from Law Faculty, Mohammad Shabbir said that RSS leaders assured them that there will be no discrimination against the Muslims.