Mohan Bhagwat Calling Lynching a ‘Western Construct’ is #KaafiReal

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat raked up a political storm by calling mob lynchings a “western construct.”

Updated11 Oct 2019, 07:39 AM IST
Politics
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Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat, on Tuesday, 8 October, questioned the origin of the word ‘lynching’ in religious texts to describe incidents of mob violence in India.

Voicing his displeasure about such incidents, he said, “Lynching is not a word from Indian ethos, its origin lies in a story in a separate religious text... Lynching itself is a western construct and one should not use it in the Indian context to defame the country.”

Saying that some people try to link the RSS with mob violence to “defame it”, Bhagwat added that even Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has learnt to blame the Sangh for everything.

Voicing his displeasure about incidents of mob violence, Mohan Bhagwat said, “Lynching is not a word from Indian ethos, its origin is in a story in a separate religious text.”
Voicing his displeasure about incidents of mob violence, Mohan Bhagwat said, “Lynching is not a word from Indian ethos, its origin is in a story in a separate religious text.”
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Published: 09 Oct 2019, 01:23 PM IST

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