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Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat . Photo:PTI

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat on Friday kicked up a controversy with his remark that rapes in cities and not in the rural areas. "Such crimes hardly take place in Bharat, but they frequently occur in India," Bhagwat said seeming to indicate that "westernization" in Indian cities was the reason behind increasing cases of rapes.

The remark follows a similar comment by a MP BJP leader who stated that women who did not stay within their limits, paid the price for it just like Sita was abducted by Ravana after she crossed the 'Lakshman rekha'.

"Ek hi shabd hai - Maryada. Maryada ka ulanghan hota hai, toh Sita-haran ho jata hai. Laxman-rekha har vyakti ki khichi gayi hai. Us Laxman-rekha ko koi bhi par karega, toh Rawan samne baitha hai, woh Sita-haran karke le jayega. (One has to abide by certain moral limits. If you cross this limit you will be punished, just like Sita was abducted by Ravana)," Kailash Vijayvargiya had said.

At a time when major political parties are being forced to run for cover over criticism that they field candidates who face rape charges, such irresponsible remarks from party leaders could tarnish the BJP's image.

The Congress on Thursday expelled one of its Assam leaders after he was accused of raping a mother of two.

The Trinamool Congress too suspended its party workers who were caught on camera heckling and throwing currency notes at women dancers at one of their functions.




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