‘Regressive, foolish statements,’ says Sonam Kapoor on RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat’s divorce comments


Sonam Kapoor has slammed Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat for his comment where he reportedly said that ‘affluence and education’ brings along arrogance and leads to divorce. She tweeted a news report wherein Bhagwat had expressed his unsavoury views on divorce and relationships. Bhagwat had said, “Nowadays the number of divorce cases have increased a lot. People fight over trivial issues. The cases of divorce are more in educated and affluent families, because with education and affluence comes arrogance, as a result of which families fall apart. The society also falls apart because society is also a family.”

The RSS chief made this comment at Ahmedabad where he was speaking to RSS workers. He also said that confining women to homes has resulted in the deplorable condition of the society that we see today. He said, “We expect swayamsevaks to tell their family members about their activities in the Sangh, because many times women members of the family have to carry out more painful work than us to ensure that we can do what we do.”

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He further said, “The condition of the society is because of the customs that have been practised here for the last 2,000 years. Women were confined to homes. This was not the case 2,000 years ago. That was the golden age of our society. Hindu society should be virtuous and organised, and when we say society, it is not only men. A society is the one which gets its identity due to its sense of belonging.”

He further added, “I am a Hindu, I respect the places of reverence associated with all faiths. But I am firm regarding my own place of reverence. I have got my sanskar from my family, and it is ‘matru shakti’ which teaches us so. There is no society without a household, and women, who comprise half of the society, should become more enlightened. But if we do not care about our society, then neither we will survive, nor our family. India has no option other than a Hindu society and Hindu society has no option but to behave like a family.” Sonam’s tweet received a mixed response from the Twitterati.

(Source: PTI/Twitter)