The Iftar party organised by the Muslim Rashtra Manch (MRM) at Jamia Millia Islamia on Monday where Jamia Vice Chancellor Professor Talat Ahmad was also the chief guest, according to students, witnessed unprecedented protest in many years on the campus.
The V-C did not turn up following the protest, said sources. However, RSS leader Indresh Kumar did arrive at the Iftar party which was attended by a few Okhla BJP leaders too. “All should abstain from eating meat. Those who slaughter, kill and trade in meat are in a way eating poison and diseases,” he told the gathering as quoted by the media.
Besides, he also aired his voice against the peaceful protest going a few metres from the venue. “We pray that God forgives them and gives them heaven.”
“First, during Ramzan, they should plant trees in their localities, lanes, mosques and dargahs so that pollution can be tackled and the environment can be protected. Second, they should keep Tulsi plant in their homes, because it’s called Rehan (Jannat ki Jhaad) in Arabian and isse jannat naseeb hogi,” he said.
He said the Prophet and his heirs did not consume meat. “Meat is a disease… Milk is the cure.”
Also, he said Indian Muslims should “struggle to make Islam beautiful, not unattractive”.
The students protest went on for hours with a few students being detained to be released later on. And as the protest was going words spread like wildfire in the locality that students have been lathicharged.
However, the allegation was refuted by police officials. “Nobody was detained and there was no lathicharge,” police said as PTI quoted.