- Dec 1, 2016
Mohan Bhagwat's Views on LGBTQ, Muslims & Hindu Rashtra Carry One Clear Message
'Homosexuals' have a right to live, says RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat. Is this a major change from Sangh's viewpoint?
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Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat gave an important interview in the latest issue of Sangh publications the Organiser and Panchajanya, covering a variety of issues - from the RSS' relationship with the BJP government to its view on population control, LGBTQ rights and the RSS' approach towards Muslims and Christians. Among these issues, the Sarsanghchalak's comments on LGBTQ rights garnered the most headlines mainly because it was seen as a softening of the Sangh's position on homosexuality. In this article we will try and understand the rationale behind Bhagwat's statements and what they tells us about the Sangh.
So What Did Mohan Bhagwat Say?
- "Every now and then, a minor question props up which is blown out of proportion by the media, because the so-called neo-left finds it pioneering. Like LGBT. "
- "These people also have a right to live. Without much hullabaloo, we have found a way, with a humane approach to provide them social acceptance, bearing in mind that they are also human beings with an inalienable right to live."
- "Jarasandh had two generals - Hans and Dimbaka. When Krishna fanned a rumour that Dimbaka had died, Hans committed suicide. What does this story suggest? That the two generals were in that sort of a relationship. "
- "People with such proclivities have always been there, for as long as humans have existed. Since I am a doctor of animals, I know that such traits are found in animals too. This is biological. A mode of life."
- "We want them to have their private space and feel that they too are a part of society. This is such a simple issue. "