Ahmedabad: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Sunday courted controversy after he said that divorce cases are found more in “educated and affluent” families nowadays, as education and affluence brings arrogance along, which results in families falling apart. Also Read - RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat Says Hindutva is Unity in Diversity
Addressing RSS workers in Ahmedabad, Bhagwat said, “Nowadays the number of divorce cases have increased a lot. People fight over trifle 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.” Also Read - 'Not Right to Say All Are Hindus,' Athawale Slams Mohan Bhagwat Over '130 Crore People Are Hindu’ Remark
Soon after Bhagwat made these comments, netizens slammed him and remarked that increasing divorce rates only indicate that women are now becoming more independent and not willing to compromise in unhappy and abusive marriages. Also Read - 'RSS Regards 130 Crore Population Of India As Hindu Society': Mohan Bhagwat Stokes Controversy
Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor, who is quite vocal on political matters, too called out RSS chief and called his statements ‘regressive’.
“Which sane man speaks like this? Regressive foolish statements,” she asked in her post.
Here is how other people reacted:
Another user wrote, ”Yes because educated women don’t take shit lying down,sobbing in the pillow. Education brings in confidence and we know there is a life beyond marriage too. Divorce is a commitment with one’s own self to not to live in an unhappy life ever.”
Meanwhile, at the gathering in Ahmedabad, Bhagwat also said that there is no alternative to a Hindu society in India.
“India has no option other than a Hindu society and Hindu society has no option but to behave like a family,” the RSS chief said.