On October 20, four sarpanchs (village heads) from the volatile Sopore area — 50 km from Srinagar in north Kashmir — formally joined Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM), an RSS backed organisation floated in 2002, which claims to act as a bridge between the Hindu and Muslim communities of India.
MRM, which is functional in Jammu & Kashmir ( J&K) since its inception, is silently gaining ground, especially in the Valley and has opened units in almost all districts and tehsils. The organisation, open about its associations with the Sangh Parivar, claims to have enrolled 8,000 members in the state and is now out on a mission to 'change the mindset and actions' of the youth of Kashmir. MRM has managed to introduce RSS — which they claim has been misunderstood — in almost every nook and corner of the Valley through its social welfare programmes and contact meetings.............Read more
Source: The Economic Times