'Women meant to do household chores': RSS

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    After creating a controversy with his remarks that “rapes occur frequently in urban India and not in rural Bharat”, 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.

    However, RSS spokesperson Ram Madhav has said that Bhagwat has been misquoted and added that he was referring to western marriages being 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,” 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, 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.

    Bhagwat further said that the husband can disown his wife if she fails to fulfill her 'duties', and in the same manner, a wife can also abandon her husband if he is not honouring his part of the marital contract.

    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.

    “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, the new legislations, Indian ethos and attitude towards women should be revisited in the context of ancient Indian values,” he added.

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

    RSS rushes to defend Mohan Bhagwat, terms projection of his views as 'totally false' - India - DNA
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    The moment you talk of contract, it is only about islam and christianity and not about Hindus. In islam, the separation amount is predecided even before a women says yes for marriage. Islam is the only religion which promotes one night marriages with no responsibility on man for the children born of such marriages.
    Chirstian marriages are till "death do us apart" and you maintain wows of the marriage.
    Hindu marriages are for each and every birth irrespective of whichever yoni you may be born. Hindu marriage is about atma to atma connection and not about body to body connection as is prevalent in all religions of the world.
    I do not know if you are a hindu and if so, whether you are married. If you may recollect your marriage wows, of the seven of them, man gives five VACHAN and girl gives two VACHAN. And one of them is that she will change her identity and worship the kuldev of the husband and stay in this marriage for all her janams.
    Hindu marriage is not a contract marriage but who will teach it to idiots of media many of whom are hindus and married and do not even know what they agreed to while going arounf the fire in saat pharay.
    If you know it tell me what is the other VACHAN which a wife gives to her husband? And what are the five conditions which she puts forward to marry a man? I hope you know that for the first five pheraas, the man leads and for next two the woman leads and only after that she sits to the vaamang of the man completing that unification of man and woman. It is for this reason that a hindu women puts sindur depicting to the world that she is now two halves and married and complete as a being.
    Do you know that this is followed in Christians also? It is for this reason that a man wears his wedding ring on the right hand and the woman on the left.
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    ^^^ @ VSTOL man why are you rambling and twisting. I'm referring to the SPECIFIC statement that he made. It clearly states the following:

    Man= Provider and protector
    Woman= Household chores

    If man don't provide and protect, woman can walk out, If woman don't wash vessel and clean house+toilet etc., man can walk out. According to bhagavat, the role reversal that you had in your family- your wife teaching to support the family, your daughter flying etc. are AGAINST HINDU TRADITIONS. This isn't something that needs 'interpreting'. This is EXACTLY what he said. Why ar eyou dragging islam, christianity etc. into this discussion- we are talking about the world view he is promoting. And he's said it in black and white.
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    Yes , In hindu culture ,Marriage is not a celebration of a ceremony. Marriage is not all about exchange of rings or garlands. It’s all about a process of promising each other for leading a conjugal life.Hindu marriage joins two individuals for life, so that they can pursue dharma, artha , kama , and moksha together. Wedding its core is essentially a Vedic yajna (a fire-sacrifice) .It has a deep origin in the ancient ceremony of cementing the bonds of two families together.
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    Accha.

    Toh Sushma Swaraj ji parliament mein kya karrahi hai? Jao nikal ussay wahase!

    RSS should watch its mouth.
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    Do anyone have the original video of him stating such things?
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    It is very well known all over the world that Hindu marriage is not a contractual marriage so why this debate?
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    National media's CNN IBN FTN host Sagarika Ghose says sorry to RSS Supremo Shri Mohan Bhagwatji as CNN-IBN was caught spreading congress propoganda.

    https://twitter.com/sagarikaghose/status/287975999398883328

    I would like to request the moderators to change thread title as Mohan Bhagwatji never said such things.
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    Like it or not, this too is a theory of marriage.

    In Islam it is a pure contract, and highly one sided it is.

    Was he talking of nikah?

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