Last Updated: February 06, 2023, 16:12 IST
Taking Mohan Bhagwat on after his comment that every one persons are equal earlier than God, Samajwadi Party leaders have requested the RSS chief to make clear the bottom actuality of the caste system and get “casteist” feedback faraway from Ramcharitmanas.
At a public occasion in Mumbai Sunday, Bhagwat had mentioned everyone seems to be equal within the eyes of God. “All these things were created by priests, which is wrong,” he mentioned.
Bhagwat’s remark got here in opposition to the backdrop of the controversy triggered by SP’s Swami Prasad Maurya after he just lately demanded the “removal” of parts from Hindu epic Ramcharitmanas that he mentioned denigrated Dalits and ladies.
Reacting to Bhagwat’s remarks that caste doesn’t exist earlier than God, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav tweeted in Hindi on Monday, “Please clarify what is the reality of the caste system before human beings.” While Yadav restricted himself to this remark, Maurya reiterated his demand to expunge the “offending” parts from Ramcharitmanas.
“The caste system was created by pundits (Brahmins), RSS chief Bhagwat has exposed the so-called contractors of religion and frauds who abuse women, tribals, Dalits and the backward in the guise of religion. Come forward at least now to remove objectionable comments in Ramcharitmanas,” Maurya, who is a party general secretary, tweeted earlier in Hindi.
Unless this statement was made under compulsion, he should show courage and ask the government to get “caste-indicative” phrases that “insult” such sections eliminated, the Other Backward Class chief mentioned.
Maurya was cabinet minister in the previous BJP government in Uttar Pradesh, but resigned and joined the SP before the 2022 assembly polls.
He lost the election for the Fazilnagar seat in Kushinagar district but was later sent to the legislative council by his new party.
At least two FIRs have been lodged against him in UP after his comments on Ramcharitmanas – including a case registered after some OBC protesters burned photocopies of extracts from the sacred book.
Uttar Pradesh has invoked the stringent National Security Act against two of these protesters.
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