Media misquotes RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat again; RSS says ‘Media quotes are totally false’

published on January 6, 2013
Nagpur/New Delhi: Jan 6, 2013: After misquoting RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat, few media again  mis-represented the views of Mohan Bhagwat. On Friday, media quoted Mohan Bhagwat as ”rapes occur frequently in urban India and not in rural Bharat”. Today, few media  misrepresented Mohan Bhagwat and Said “RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has reportedly said that men and women are bound by a contract according to which a women’s duty is to take care of household chores, while the husband’s duty is to earn for the house.”

RSS strongly opposed the propaganda of  few media persons to falsely quote RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat’s statements, and called the misrepresentation by such media as ‘Unfortunate’ and ‘deliberate’.

RSS senior functionary Ram Madhav has said that Mohan Bhagwat has been misquoted and added that he was referring to western marriages which are based on a contractual system.

“It is unfortunate that the media has totally misrepresented Sri Bhagwatji’s comment on the western marriage system. The media has projected his comment and his views on the Indian marriage system, which is false,” Ram Madhav said.

“He (Bhagwat) said that western marriage system is contractual and many social scientists also agree that the western marriage system is contractual. Whereas the Indian marriage system is a sacred concept where women have a lot of respect and men have certain obligations,” he said.

“It is a total distortion of what he said. Absolutely, his views were misrepresented. He did not say that the Indian marriage system was a contract. I request that the media should not do such things,” he added.

According to television reports, Mohan Bhagwat, while addressing a gathering in Indore, said that a husband and a wife are “bound by a social contract” where the wife has to take care of household chores and the husband’s duty is to earn for the house and protect his wife.

Earlier on Thursday, addressing a citizens’ meet in Silchar in Assam, Bhagwat had criticised the ”western” lifestyle of people in urban areas, and said that without empirical evidence to back such a claim, that rape is prevalent mainly in cities where Indians are deeply influenced by western values, and not by rural India.

The RSS chief, said that he wanted stringent laws in sexual crimes against women and will favour capital punishment for those convicted of rape.

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