RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat has shared his wisdom about why divorces take place, and according to him it’s because of ‘education and affluence’. Bhagwat’s statement reads as follows: “Divorce cases are more in educated and affluent families because with education and affluence, comes arrogance, as a result of which families fall apart.” According to Bhagwat, if you’re educated, it’s likely your marriage could end up in divorce. And if you’re upper-class, then obviously relationships mean nothing to you.
Twitter, obviously, wasn’t going to take this statement lying down. It was so devoid of reason, that it even forced Bollywood actor Sonam K Ahuja to react to it. She called it ‘regressive and foolish’.
Which sane man speaks like this? Regressive foolish statements https://t.co/GJmxnGtNtv
— Sonam K Ahuja (@sonamakapoor) February 16, 2020
Director Anubhav Sinha, who’s next film Thappad examines if there’s a place for any form of violence in a marriage, questioned the Sangh’s logic while arguing about the divorces in different faiths.
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— Anubhav Sinha (@anubhavsinha) February 17, 2020
Here are other responses to the RSS Chief’s statement:
— Faye DSouza (@fayedsouza) February 17, 2020
It also occurs because men say stupid things. https://t.co/BP6wEFFU3m
— Vir Das (@thevirdas) February 16, 2020
Got to appreciate the confidence of this 70-year-old virgin who regularly keeps preaching about marriage and family. Guess it’s a special trait among swayam sevaks. https://t.co/4VblWPKuFl
— Bhargab Sarmah (@BhargabSarmah) February 17, 2020
I’ve edited Bhagwat’s statement by marking the changes in capital letters:
‘Divorce cases are more in educated and affluent families because with education and ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT, comes THE KNOWLEDGE OF YOUR RIGHTS, as a result of which YOU DON’T COMPROMISE WITH INJUSTICE.’ https://t.co/aLLl5aRh08
— Irena Akbar (@irenaakbar) February 17, 2020
Bhagwat has previously been guilty of other provocative statements too. Like when he said how the Sangh’s swayamsevak army could militarise the whole country in three days, whereas the Indian army would take about six-seven months to do the same. Bhagwat has previously also said that Mother Teresa’s objective behind coming to India. was to convert people to Christianity.