On June the 6th, in a live debate on India Today, RSS ideologue professor Rakesh Sinha propounded that there is a demand for Indianisation of Muslims and association with RSS is the only way for Indianisation of Indian Muslims.
He was debating with Meeran Haider (Student leader, Jamia Millia Islamia) and when confronted with the controversial statement issued by Indresh Kumar which professed enforced vegetarianism, he said,” Don’t blame RSS, kindly come to RSS, join RSS, see what RSS is. Don’t go by the perception and propaganda by secularist forces. This is the only way for Indianisation of Indian Muslims. There is a demand for Indianisation of Muslims.”
Indresh Kumar was in Jamia Millia Islamia to attend an Iftar party organised by Muslim Rashtriya Manch(MRM) on Monday the 5th of June when he said that none of the prophets of Islam ate meat, “Meat is a disease, Milk is the cure” and hence whosoever kills animals and consumes them is actually eating poison. MRM is the Muslim wing of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh(RSS).
Protests broke out after this statement of Indresh Kumar. Students accused police of resorting to lathi charge and detaining seven students, but these claims were later refuted by the police.
The venue of Iftaar was earlier shifted to sports complex from Nehru guest house because of the protests by the students over the invitation to Indresh Kumar. Students were protesting as Indresh Kumar is an accused in many bomb blasts cases like Mecca Masjid and Malegaon bomb blasts which were done to target the minority community.