Last updated: October 7, 2022 at 11:52 p.m. CET
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat said Friday that concepts such as “varna” and “jaati” (caste) should be discarded entirely. Speaking here at a book launch event, he said the caste system is no longer relevant.
Citing the published book “Vajrasuchi Tunk” written by Dr. Madan Kulkarni and Dr. Renuka Bokare, RSS chief said that social equality is part of Indian tradition, but it has been forgotten and this has had harmful consequences. Referring to the claim that the varna and caste system originally had no discrimination and its benefits, Bhagwat said that if anyone asks about these institutions today, the answer must be, “It’s over, let’s forget it.” what causes discrimination should get out of hand,” said the RSS boss.
He also said previous generations made mistakes everywhere and India was no exception. “There should be no problem in accepting these mistakes – all ancestors made mistakes,” Bhagwat added.
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