Muslim Rashtriya Manch

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Muslim Rashtriya Manch is a platform for Muslims formed in 2002 at the initiative of then RSS sarsangchalak K.S. Sudarshan. According to MRM national convener Mohammad Afzal, the organisation’s membership is around 10,00,000[citation needed] and covers over 300 districts in 26 States. He said the organisation faced resistance in its initial days and post Godhra riots it battled for existence.[1] MRM members insist the minority community's suspicions of the RSS are misplaced.[2]

In Nov, 2009 The Muslim Rashtriya Manch opposed the Jamait-e-Ulema-e-Hind for passing a resolution, which described Vande Mataram as un-Islamic.[3][4] In Aug 2008 they started a "paigam-e-Aman yatra" (journey for message of peace) from the Red Fort in Delhi. They wanted to carry the message of Hindu-Muslim brotherhood and harmony.[5]

Office Bearers[edit]

  • Marg Darshak - Shri Indresh Kumar.
  • National convenors - Shri Mohammad Afzal.
  • National convenor (Organising) - Shri Girish Juyal.
  • National Convener (Publication) - Shri Shiraz Quraishi.
  • National Convener (Student) - Shri Irfan Choudhary.
  • National members - Madhu Sharma, Saroj Khan.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "RSS appeal to Muslims: follow your conscience". The Hindu. March 3, 2014. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "The saffron Muslim". Hindustan Times. January 18, 2014. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  3. ^ India marching : reflections from a nationalistic perspective. [S.l.]: Iuniverse Inc. 2012. p. 199. ISBN 9781475914221. 
  4. ^ "Muslim organisation slams Vande Mataram fatwa". The Indian Express. Nov 9, 2009. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  5. ^ Sapra, author, Narendra Sehgal ; translated by Gautam (2009). The victory of faith : united Hindus' make 'strong India = Aastha ki vijay (1st ed. ed.). New Delhi: Suruchi Prakashan. p. 75. ISBN 8189622684. 

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