Bible imposed lynching on India : RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

New Delhi, Oct 8: Hindu fundamentalist organisation Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah government for abrogating Article370 in jammu and Kashmir and gave a bizarre statement by calling mob lynching a word that has been imposed on India from a foreign land.

According to the RSS chief, the word lynching comes from an incident in the Bible where Jesus Christ told people to hit a woman with stones only if they had never committed any sin in their pasts.

Several people have been lynched to death by nob in India and the culture of mob lynching is being followed by the Hindu groups in the name of cow slaughter .Lynching isn’t an Indian word and some incidents of violence have been branded as lynching to give the country a bad name, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat said on Tuesday at the RSS headquarters in Nagpur.

“Branding some incidents of social violence as lynching is actually meant to defame our country, Hindu society, and create fear among some communities. Lynching is alien to Bharat and actually has its references elsewhere. Our actions and behaviour should be to strengthen social harmony and brotherhood. It is our country, our people, our government. The country belongs to everyone irrespective of differences. There should be no violence,” Bhagwat said

India’s respect is growing in the International arena but there are some people who do not like it. Then, they create trouble in India. What does the retaliatory power of society look like? In India’s unity is its retaliatory power.”

Mohan Bhagwat further added that mob lynchings were acts of a small crowd that should face a strong legal action.

Mohan Bhagwat’s statement that RSS had no links to mob lynching incidents received political backlash as Congress and AIMIM termed it a falsehood.

Reacting to Bhagwat’s statement AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi tweeted, “The victims were Indians. Who garlanded convicts? Who draped them in (tricolour)? We have a Godse loving BJP MP. There can’t be bigger defamation of India than an ideology that killed Gandhi/Tabrez. Bhagwat isn’t saying stop lynching, he’s saying don’t call it that’.”

On the other hand Maharashtra Congress leader Sachin Sawant is reported to have said, “It is as much a lie to say that RSS has nothing to do with lynchings as it is a lie to say that RSS is a cultural organisation, is anti-casteist, pro-reservation and respects the Constitution and tricolour. Spreading falsehood is the ideology of the Sangh Parivar.”

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