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Mar 8, 2018 8 tweets 3 min read
Thread: Hindutva, History and Women
Savarkar justified rape in his book, Six Glorious Epochs of Indian History, as a retaliatory response for what Muslim rulers allegedly did to Hindus.
#WomensDay (1/8)
Killing of a WOMAN, a SHUDRA or an ATHEIST is not sinful. (Manu IX. 17 and V. 47, 147)
Golwalkar called Manu “the first, greatest and the wisest lawgiver of mankind.”
Opposing our Constitution, the RSS demanded that Manu’s law be made the law of the land. #WomensDay (2/8)
They opposed Hindu Code Bill 1951 which gave women inheritance, divorce and maintenance rights. The Bill raised the age of marriage for women and upheld monogamy. #WomensDay (3/8)
BJP opposed the Commission of Sati (prevention) Act 1987 which made commission of sati and its glorification an offence. They argued that a woman burning herself along with husband’s body is a ‘natural act’ of devotion. (4/8)
1998- VHP announced in Ahmedabad that Durga Vahinis would familiarize college going girls about 'Hindu' traditions. A squad would be formed by the VHP to control the behaviour of Hindu girls. (5/8)
In 2000, the BJP government under Rajnath Singh had banned beauty contests and fashion shows in Uttar Pradesh to save ''Indian Culture''.
2012- Modi attributed Gujarat high malnutrition rates to figure-conscious Gujarati girls. (6/8)
2013- RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat said women should be just housewives and husbands should be the breadwinners.
2014- ML Khattar (now Haryana CM) said ''If you want freedom, why dont they (girls) just roam around naked? (7/8)
2017-
1) BJP spokesperson, Shaina NC sought to publicly shame the victim of Chandigarh’s stalking incident by sharing fake photo.
2) Babul Supriyo trivialized stalking in same case. #WomensDay (8/8)

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