Early Times Report
Jammu, Sept 22: An intense debate has been generated on social media after Chief Imam of All India Imam Organisation Dr. Umer Ahmed Ilyasi on Thursday called RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat the “Father of the Nation”.
Ilyasi passed these remarks after the RSS chief visited a Masjid and Madarsa in Delhi as part of Sangh’s recent campaign to reach out to Muslims.
“Mohan Bhagwat Ji visited on my invitation today. He's 'Rashtra-pita' & 'Rashtra-Rishi'. A good message will go out from his visit. Our ways of worshipping God are different, but the biggest religion is humanity. We believe country comes first”, tweeted Dr. Ilyasi.
Earlier, after visiting a Masjid at Kasturba Gandhi Marg, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat went to the Azad Market Madrasa Tajweedul Quran in Old Delhi, interacted with the children and also had a piece of advice for them.
Madarsa director Mahmudul Hasan, while talking to news agency said, "The chief stayed inside the Madrasa for about an hour and met the teacher and the children."His visit to the Masjid earlier and to the Madarsa has grabbed eyeballs, as it is for the first time that he has been to a Madarsa.
The RSS chief, who is engaged in a campaign to increase contact with Muslims, also met with Dr. Imam Umair Ahmed Ilyasi, head of All India Imam Sangathan, on August 1 last month.
Earlier, in the day he had also met with many Muslim intellectuals, including the Chief Imam, Dr Imam Umer Ahmed Ilyasi.
Other than Bhagwat, senior RSS members, including Dr. Krishna Gopal, Indresh Kumar, Ramlal and Karish Kumar also participated in today's meeting.
Sunil Ambekar, the Akhil Bharatiya Prachar Pramukh of RSS said that the meeting was a part of the “Samvad” process.