RSS chief stokes fresh controversy

January 07, 2013 - 1:16:25 am

Indore/New Delhi: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat stoked a new controversy yesterday with his comment that marriage was a contract and a man could disown his wife if she violates its terms of looking after his household.

Speaking at a rally in Indore, Bhagwat said a woman is bound by contract to husband to look after him. There was a theory of social contract and a deal is finalised between the wife and husband, said Bhagwat, who created a stir earlier this week with his claim that rapes hardly take place in rural but occur frequently in urban India.

“The husband says you take care of my house and I will take care of your needs, keep you safe,” Bhagwat said and added that they stay together until the contract works and if the wife violates it, he can leave her.