Bright Times News: Digvijaya Singh, a former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh and a Rajya Sabha member for the Congress, stated on Saturday that Mohan Bhagwat’s visit to a madrassa will remain a sham unless he issues an apology and secures justice for the “innocent Muslims tormented” by his volunteers.
His comments followed RSS chairman Bhagwat’s visits to a mosque and a madrassa in Delhi when he spoke with the leader of the All India Imam Organization, Umer Ahmed Ilyasi, who called him “Rashtra pita.”
Singh reaffirmed on Twitter the assertions made by Congress that the visit was brought about by the “effect” of his party’s ongoing “Bharat Jodo Yatra.”
“We are delighted that Mohan Bhagwat visited the masjid and the madrassa after the Bharat Jodo Yatra had such an effect on him. Everyone in this country is its owner. What will be our objection to RSS if they operate in this manner? Singh used Hindi in his tweets.
The veteran party member tweeted at Bhagwat, saying, “We will be sure that there is a difference in the thinking of the RSS if you also meet family members of Akhlaq (who was lynched in Dadri in 2015), give statements against those who felicitated Bilkis Bano rapists and get justice for her, apologize to innocent Muslims who have been persecuted by your workers, apologize to them and get them justice.”
Bhagwat’s visit to madrassas was compared by Singh to the “ivory teeth of elephants,” which are just there for display, saying, “Otherwise your madrassa and mosque will be simply a sham.”
Further his outreach to the Muslim community, the RSS “sarsanghchalak” visited a mosque in central Delhi’s Kasturba Gandhi Marg and then the madrassa Tajweed ul Quran in north Delhi’s Azadpur. An RSS official who was with Bhagwat during the visits claimed that this was his first time visiting a madrassa.
Bhagwat talked with kids when he was at the madrassa and overheard them reciting verses from the Quran.