New Delhi: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat held an important meeting with five Muslim intellectuals and discussed several serious issues. Issues ranging from cow slaughter to the use of derogatory references were discussed in the meeting. The two sides also resolved to meet from time to time to continue discussions on issues affecting the two communities.
The time of RSS chief Bhagwat's meeting with Muslim intellectuals was fixed for half an hour, but this meeting lasted for 75 minutes. The meeting was held a month ago at the Sangh's Office Udasin Ashram in Delhi. The meeting was attended by RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, Sarkaryavah Krishna Gopal, former Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi, former Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung, former AMU Vice Chancellor and Lt Gen (retd) Zameer Uddin Shah, RLD leader Shahid Siddiqui and businessman Saeed Sherwani.
Speaking to the media, SY Quraishi and Shahid Siddiqui said, "The talks took place in a very cordial atmosphere. After the meeting, RSS chief Bhagwat appointed four senior functionaries to be in touch with the Muslim community regularly. On our part, we are reaching out to Muslim intellectuals, journalists, and writers to continue this dialogue with the Sangh.''