New Delhi, June 6: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh leader Indresh Kumar stoked a controversy by saying “Prophet used to say meat is a disease and milk is a cure”. Addressing an iftaar party organised by the RSS’s Muslim wing at Jamia Millia Islamia, Kumar appealed to all Indian Muslims not to have “gosht” as it was a “beemari”, and urged them to include cow milk in their sherbet. Also Read - Severe COVID-19 Infection Appears Rare In Newborn Babies: Study

“Prophet and his family never consumed meat. They used to say meat is a disease and milk is a cure,” Kumar said. Also Read - COVID-19 Lung Damage Caused by Persistence Of ‘Abnormal Cells’, Say Scientists

According to a report in the Indian Express, the iftaar party was organised by the Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM) and varsity vice-chancellor Talat Ahmad was share the stage with Kumar. However, Ahmad gave the event a miss. Also Read - This Australian Scientist Lets Thousands of Infected Mosquitoes Bite Him to Find Cure For Dengue!

Kumar said the MRM had made three primary appeals to the Muslims of India. “First, during Ramzan, they should plant trees in their localities, lanes, mosques and dargahs so that pollution can be tackled and the environment can be protected. Second, they should keep Tulsi plant in their homes, because it’s called Rehan (Jannat ki Jhaad) in Arabian and isse jannat naseeb hogi,” he said.

Third, Kumar said that the Prophet and his heirs did not consume meat. “Meat is a disease… Milk is the cure.”

Bharatiya Janata Party MP Subramanian Swamy backed Kumar and said, “Indresh Kumar is right as red meat causes cancer.”

Last week, Kumar made a controversial remark by saying the “western” tradition of Valentine’s Day is responsible for rape, illegitimate children, and violence against women. “In India, love has been sacred and pious. It has been sung as the tales of Radha-Krishna, Laila-Majnu and Heer-Ranjha but the western culture commercialised love and gave birth to festival of Valentines day which is now responsible for problems like rape, illegitimate children and violence on women,” he had said.

“Not only India, the entire world is facing this problem today,” he had said.