Silchar: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has triggered a fresh controversy when he said, "Such crimes (rapes) hardly take place in 'Bharat', but they occur frequently in 'India'.
He criticised 'western' lifestyle of people in urban areas and said that rape is prevalent mainly in cities where Indians are deeply influenced by western values and not by rural India. Watch: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat triggers fresh controversy
"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.
The RSS, he said, was for stringent laws against rape and would welcome new law on sex crimes and favour capital punishment for those convicted of rape.