RSS leader defends Mohan Bhagwat's comment

by IANS |

New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) Akhil Bhartiya Prachar Pramukh of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Sunil Ambekar on Sunday clarified the statement given by the Sangh Chief Mohan Bhagwat at a Sant Ravidas Jayanti event.

Ambekar posted the statement of Bhagwat and tweeted: "The truth is that I am in all beings, so whatever the name may be, but the qualification is one, the respect is the same, there is familiarity about everyone. No one is high or low. Taking the basis of the scriptures, Pandits (scholars) who speak about 'high-low' is a lie."

Speaking to the media, the RSS leader said, "He (Mohan Bhagwat) was at the Sant Ravidas Jayanti event. He mentioned 'Pandit', meaning 'Vidvaan' (scholars)...Some Pandits speak of caste-based divides on basis of Shaastras, it's a lie. It's his (Bhagwat's) exact statement."

"Whatever the name, ability and honour of a person, everybody is the same and there are no differences," the RSS Chief said on Saturday.

He was addressing an event at the auditorium of Ravindra Natya Mandir on the occasion of the 647th birth anniversary of Saint Shiromani Rohidas in Mumbai.

Addressing the event, Bhagwat said, "The truth is god. Whatever the name, ability and honour, everybody is the same and there are no differences. What some Pandits say on the basis of Shaastras is a lie."

Latest News
GitHub lays off entire India engineering team, at least 100 employees hit Tue, Mar 28, 2023, 12:47 PM
Congress MPs to take out torchlight protest march from Red Fort Tue, Mar 28, 2023, 12:30 PM
Madras High Court dismisses petition challenging AIADMK general council meet Tue, Mar 28, 2023, 12:27 PM
Spanish PM Pedro Sanchez reshuffles cabinet in run-up to local polls Tue, Mar 28, 2023, 12:24 PM
Joe Biden bars US federal agencies from using commercial spyware Tue, Mar 28, 2023, 12:00 PM
We needed to play for Pakistan's pride and we did it, says Shadab after avoiding series sweep against Afghanistan Tue, Mar 28, 2023, 11:51 AM
EPFO fixes 8.15% interest rate on employees' provident fund for 2022-23 Tue, Mar 28, 2023, 11:49 AM
Drugs worth Rs 2 cr seized in Assam, two arrested Tue, Mar 28, 2023, 11:41 AM
Grand jury in Trump hush-money case to resume session on April 3 Tue, Mar 28, 2023, 11:36 AM
Richard Gere with US Congress members to build support for Tibet Tue, Mar 28, 2023, 11:30 AM
Rahul Gandhi to visit Karnataka on April 5 Tue, Mar 28, 2023, 11:28 AM
Notorious criminal arrested Tue, Mar 28, 2023, 11:19 AM
Karnataka: Teacher, headmaster suspended over sexual harassment of girl students Tue, Mar 28, 2023, 11:17 AM
Rahul Gandhi insulted entire OBC community: Smriti Irani Tue, Mar 28, 2023, 11:09 AM
Varanasi court issues notices to Akhilesh, Owaisi on Gyanvapi remark Tue, Mar 28, 2023, 10:34 AM