IndiaTV RSS Feeds
October 30, 2014
0
Email

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat stirs row, blames 'westernization' for rape

IANS [ Updated 04 Jan 2013, 18:33:34 ]
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat stirs row, blames 'westernization' for rape
FONT SIZE

New Delhi, Jan 4: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat Friday stirred a controversy with his remark that westernization in Indian cities was the reason behind increasing rape cases as the country is witnessing widespread protests over the brutal gang-rape of a 23-year-old Delhi woman last month.



Bhagwat, addressing a gathering of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) workers in Assam's Silchar, said: "Such crimes (rapes) hardly take place in 'Bharat', but they occur frequently in 'India'."

"You go to villages and forests of the country and there will be no such incidents of gang rape or sex crimes. They are prevalent in some urban belts. Besides new legislations, Indian ethos and attitude towards women should be revisited in the context of ancient Indian values," Bhagwat said.

Following the RSS chief's remark, Union Home Secretary R.K. Singh Friday said there is no basis for making distinction between India and Bharat.

"There is no basis for making distinction between India and Bharat," Singh said when asked to comment on Bhagwat's remark.

Singh was speaking on the sidelines of a function 'Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and System' here.






At A Glance
B'day Special: Pramod Mahajan, the late BJP stalwart
Pramod Venkatesh Mahajan was one of the most resourceful politicians  more
In Pics: Amruta and Devendra Fadnavis
New Delhi: Amruta Fadnavis, the wife of Maharashtra's CM-designate Devendra  more
Devendra Fadnavis: From 'Nagpur Mayor' to 'Maharashtra CM'
Mumbai: From an obscure corporator to becoming the youngest mayor  more
Read More >>
Insight
'Love Jihad' boomerangs on BJP, No 'Modi magic' in state polls
New Delhi:  By-poll results for three Lok  more
Rahul Gandhi in a new 'angry young man' avtar
New Delhi: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has always been taunted  more
Delhi deadlock: Is fresh elections the only option left?
New Delhi: The Supreme Court of India has asked Delhi’s  more
Read More >>
Know Your Leader
B'day spl: Know Mulayam Singh's compulsions behind supporting UPA govt
New Delhi, Sep 27: Mulayam Singh Yadav  more
Know criminal-turned-politician BSP MP Dhananjay Singh
New Delhi: The Bahujan Samaj Party MP from Jaunpur, Uttar  more
Who is Sadhu Yadav?
New Delhi: Sadhu Yadav – this is one name that  more
Read More >>
Politics Archive
TODAY'S BEST VIDEO
Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi addressing Media L..

Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi addressing Media Live...

Black money: Government submits list of account h..

Black money: Government submits list of account...

ALSO READ
X
Amit Shah urges people to join Clean India Clean Ganga mission
Ahmedabad: Reaching out to the people of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, BJP National...
Read More >>