Muslim Rashtriya Manch, a Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) body, has withdrawn its invitation to the Pakistan High Commissioner for its annual Iftar party scheduled for July 2. The right wing body has withdrawn its invitation in the wake of a recent terror strike in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pampore town that left eight CRPF personnel dead.
Terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Toiba had claimed responsibility for the ambush on the CRPF convoy on Saturday. It was the highest single-incident casualty in three years in the state.
Pakistan envoy Abdul Basit’s remarks on the Pampore attack had left the RSS and MRM fuming.
At the iftar party on Sunday, Basit said Kashmir is a disputed issue between both the countries when was he asked for his reaction to the attack.
In an attempt to redeem its anti-Muslim, anti-Pakistan image, the right wing body had last week invited the Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit for Iftar. According to reports, ambassadors of several other countries were also invited.