Aligarh: In an attempt to rectify its anti-muslim image, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) is planning to conduct Shakhas in Aligarh Muslim University (AMU). The RSS on Friday wrote a letter to varsity’s vice-chancellor Tariq Mansoor seeking permission for it. However, the students’ union chief of the University has opposed the move.
An RSS worker, Mohammed Amir Rashid in the letter stated “Wrong perception is being created that RSS is anti-Muslim, they are actually a nationalist organisation. If ‘Shakhas’ are held students will know what RSS is about.”
Rashid further noted that RSS is dedicated to nation’s service and works without religious discrimination. Rashid also said that there are several wrong notions that many students hold against RSS and that these are based on wrong information. Having ‘shakhas’ on campus, according to Rashid, would help in dispelling these incorrect opinions and beliefs.
According to media reports, the Aligarh Muslim University” Students Union president opposed the move.