Ahead of Diwali festival, Indresh Kumar, a member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) National Executive and a patron of the Muslim Rashtriya Manch, visited the Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah in New Delhi on Saturday and lit earthen lamps inside the shrine’s ground.
Muslim Rashtriya Manch, the Muslim branch of the RSS, urged for progress and peace in the nation, according to media reports.
Indresh Kumar, the leader of the RSS, arrived at Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah in Delhi yesterday. At the dargah of Sufi saints, he offered flowers and chadar.
“The festival of Diwali is celebrated in the world including India. It brings happiness and prosperity to every household. This festival erases all the religious differences and the differences between the provinces. India is a land of pilgrimages, festivals, and fairs. All of them give bread to the poor and increase brotherhood among themselves. He said that every festival teaches us that we do not want bigotry, malice, hatred, riots, or war. We want peace, harmony, and brotherhood,” Indresh Kumar said.
“No one should be forced to convert and do violence. Everyone should follow their own religion and caste. Do not criticize and insult other’s religions. When all religions are respected in the country, then the country will be free from the fundamentalists who make stone pelting on Friday. India is the only country that respects and accepts all religions,” he added.
Indresh Kumar previously went to visit Dr. Umer Ahmed Ilyasi, Chief Imam of the All India Imam Organization, in September with RSS leader Mohan Bhagwat. In the national capital earlier that day, the RSS chief also paid a visit to a Masjid and a Madarsa.