RSS not considering entry of women in shakhas

Shakha work among women is being conducted by Rashtra Sevika Samiti

GN Bureau | October 12, 2017


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The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Thursday clarified that it is not considering the entry of women in shakhas.

The shakhas refers to the meetings of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.

The RSS took to twitter to describe as baseless some reports that that RSS will consider entry of women. It was reportedly attributed to Manmohan Vaidya, Akhil Bharatiya Prachara Pramukh, RSS.

The clarification comes a couple of days after Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, during his visit to poll-bound Gujarat, commented: “Have you seen a single woman at an RSS shakha wearing shorts? I have never seen any. Why aren’t women allowed in RSS? They (BJP) have so many women in the party, but I have not seen a single woman in the RSS. What mistake have they made?”

The RSS had taken umbrage to Rahul Gandhi’s remark and even sought an apology from him.

On Thursday, RSS tweeted: “Deliberately concocted baseless reports appeared in some media that RSS will consider entry of women in shakhas(reportedly)said DrVaidya.”

“What Dr Vaidya said was that RSS works with men only in shakhas and through them we connect with their families.”

It clarified that shakha work among women is being conducted by Rashtra Sevika Samiti.

Another tweet said: “In all programs & campaign in society women also are participating. Women create an atmosphere of cooperation in families to support RSS.”

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