Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader Indresh Kumar on Saturday said that western culture is responsible for violence against women. The leader, speaking to news agency ANI, said that practices like Valentine’s Day are instigating anti-women practices which includes triple talaq, domestic violence, female foeticide killing etc. “Love is pure, but the western culture has changed it into passion, which has somehow manifested into a business. The reason behind rape, divorce is this western culture. This is what is responsible for the increasing cases of triple talaq, rape, domestic violence, killing female foeticide, etc.,” Indresh Kumar told ANI.
Earlier on Friday, Indresh Kumar said that love holds “purity” and “piousness” in India, but the western culture has commercialised it and has given birth to Valentine’s day. Here too, the RSS veteran added Valentine’s Day is responsible for rape, illegitimate children, and violence against women.
Watch | RSS leader Indresh Kumar speaks on his earlier “Valentine’s Day responsible for rape, violence” statement
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“In India, love has been sacred and pious. It has been sung as the tales of Radha-Krishna, Laila-Majnu and Heer-Ranjha but the western culture commercialised love and gave birth to festival of Valentine’s day which is now responsible for problems like rape, illegitimate children and violence on women,” he was quoted as saying by Press Trust of India.
Earlier, Indresh Kumar made headlines when he slammed those who participate in ‘beef fests’. He said that beef eaters should mend their ways as they are bringing “shame to the country” by indulging in an act which is “against humanity”.