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Rapes occur in India, not Bharat: RSS leader Bhagwat

Agencies  Silchar, January 04, 2013
First Published: 10:38 IST(4/1/2013) | Last Updated: 17:13 IST(4/1/2013)

Addressing a citizens' meet,  RSS supremo Mohanrao Bhagwat has said that rape is more prevelent in urban areas which are influenced by western values.

Addressing the meet in Silchar,  Assam recently, Bhagwat said that rape was more prevelent in urban areas which were influenced by western values and not by the rural Indian culture.

Bhagwat said, "Such crimes hardly take place in 'Bharat', but they occur frequently in 'India'."

However, he did not give any documentary evidence to prove his point. It is well-known that many rapes in rural areas go unreported in the country.

"You go to villages and forests of the country and there will be no such incidents of gangrape or sex crimes. They are prevalent in some urban belts. Besides new legislations, Indian ethos and attitude towards women should be revisited in the context of ancient Indian values," Bhagwat said.


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