Lynching: Christian body fumes over RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's remark


New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS): A full blown war of words is raging between Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) supremo Mohan Bhagwat and a top Catholic body over guess what -- who invented the word "lynching".

Taking umbrage to Bhagwat's remarks dissociating the Hindu community with rising incidents of mob lynching in the country and instead linking the term to Christianity, the All India Catholic Union (AICU) has issued a detailed statement lashing out at both the RSS and the country's ruling BJP and questioned Bhagwat's "political intentions" behind the remark.

At the foundation day function of the RSS on October 8, Bhagwat had spoken at length about the phenomenon of mob lynching. "No one from the Sangh gets into such troubles. If some such thing is about to happen, they in fact try to stop it.

Calling any association between Hinduism and lynching "a conspiracy", Bhagwat said the word comes from an incident in the Bible. According to him, once Jesus Christ asked people to hit a woman with stones, but only if they had never committed any sin themselves.

The influential Christian body hit back saying the purported association between the Bible and lynching made by Bhagwat, was to "denigrate Christianity and shift the focus from the rash of lynching of Dalits and religious minorities by gangs, who claim to be protectors of the cow".

Suggesting that the RSS supremo didn't have a correct reading of the Bible, the AICU explained the event that Bhagwat referred to in order to hyphenate lynchings from Hinduism.

"The episode of the woman whom Jesus stops from being lynched by a mob in Israel of those times is a crucial one in the New Testament. She would have been lynched by the self-righteous mob, which in a kangaroo court justice, wanted to punish her. She would be dead had Jesus not intervened. He rebuked the mob saying only a person who had never committed a sin could judge her, and cast the first stone. The mob melted away," elaborated the organisation.

Not just Bhagwat, the AICB also accused the BJP and Home Minister Amit Shah of "targeting religious minorities". "The targeting of religious minorities has become the stock in trade of the BJP chief, now also the country's Home Minister, whose snide and scurrilous terms for them have been 'termites' and 'enemies'," it said.

Suggesting that the Prime Minister was willfully not taking any action against Bhagwat or Shah for their comments, it said, "Mr Modi is beholden both to the RSS and to Mr Amit Shah for his electoral successes". It also asked the PM to "show" that he can "punish the highest in the land".

  

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  • Rajesh, Mulki

    Tue, Oct 15 2019

    Foolish person and ignorant at the same time..He thinks Bible was originally written in English language.....

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  • Al Dsouza, Canada

    Mon, Oct 14 2019

    Jesus is full of love. Only love can eliminate haters. No more comments on you old man. Every evil act against Christians will be accountable in the eyes of christ. He thoughts to love our neighbors and enemies. So only option we have is love everyone like christ

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  • Dan M, Dubai / Mangalore

    Mon, Oct 14 2019

    Our Lady on China will unleash it's might on East as well as West ??

    MESSAGE GIVEN BY OUR LADY TO WILLIAM COSTELLIA AT HIS HOME ON SUNDAY THE 13TH OF OCTOBER 2019

    MESSAGE NO. 795

    Anniversary of the Miracle of Fatima

    ...
    "To the children of Japan who have received a great Chastisement: remember, sweet children, these chastisements are sent by God to warn the people to prepare themselves to seek Heaven, because My Divine Son, Jesus, loves you very much. Shortly I will send out My envoy to you. Listen to him, because he has a Message for the people of Japan. I love you and send My Maternal Blessing and love to you: In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.”

    “To the people of Hong Kong: I understand the struggle you are undergoing, but you must understand that you will not succeed with defiance of the clashes, because the enemy you are approaching is China – a country which is dedicated to Satan. It is only prayers that will overcome the enemy and shortly China will unleash its might and your small island will be overcome. But pray that the enemy of God will change to loving Jesus Christ, the only True Saviour. China is about to raise itself up against the Western World, because it is run by Atheistic Communism. All Nations of Asia must turn to God now, before it is too late. Pray for China so that God’s Spirit will enter the hearts which have gone cold.”...

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  • AM, Mangalore

    Mon, Oct 14 2019

    Bhagavatji don't try to be smart and super leader of Hindus. Your intelligence and understanding of Bible is miserable and if you have some time other than hate mongering read Bible completely and I hope you will not be misguided and learn humanity

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  • S Shetty, Tulunad

    Mon, Oct 14 2019

    Devanobba Naama Halavu...

    Just few groups divide humanity, not the god

    it's very simple.

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Mon, Oct 14 2019

    RSS backed BJP government !
    People do not need further clarification.
    Why Modi needs his mouth piece to propogate ?

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  • Daniel, Mangalore

    Mon, Oct 14 2019

    .... with this one thing is sure these type of mindset destroy Humanity if not Hinduism.
    Lord ypu now everything as you said in Gospel:
    “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you."

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Mon, Oct 14 2019

    After reading the report & comments here..., I am sorry to see the reactions/responses of Christian's...!!! When Christian faith profess - Practice more than preaching.., Not sure -why they can practice the Lord Jesus Christ's words on the Cross.. - Father Forgive them for they do not know what they are doing...,

    Jokers will remain a joker.., Thugs will remain a Thugs...!!! Rowdy's will remain a Rowdy's...!!!

    jh
    jai hind..,

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  • James, Belman

    Mon, Oct 14 2019

    Well said.

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  • Daniel, Mangalore

    Mon, Oct 14 2019

    dear ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb
    You are 'not wrong' in saying so but thanks for the Scriture opened.
    Infact specific to Christianity there are to facts Spiritual and Constitutional.
    Remmber Christians are called to pray for the Government and follow the law of the land where they live.

    Spiritual: Christians Forgive and that is why there is no Forced bundh or strike or distruction or damage.
    Constitutional: As per Democratic Indian law by obligation Christians (or all in that case) legally to write the Authorities when there is any sort of violence or injustice induced by any directly or indirectly. Is it not right to follow the law.
    Can you recall any incident where Christian leaders incite with wrong unjust harsh words about others?

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Mon, Oct 14 2019

    Let him quote the example to Donald Trump when he visits India in the future.

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  • ca girishk, m'lore/dxb

    Mon, Oct 14 2019

    @ S Shetty, Tulunad,

    Sir., In today's Hindustan... the fight is between REAL Hindus vs FEKU Hindus..., FEKU Hinduism seems to be triumphing...,
    after all Jaisa Raja ..., thatha Praja...,

    jh
    jai hind..,

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  • Alphonse Rodrigues, Udupi

    Mon, Oct 14 2019

    Under RSS & RSS Chaiwala We are witnessing:
    Hindustan into Lynchistan, Rapistan, Jobless India due to demonetistion and collapsed Economy

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Mon, Oct 14 2019

    Sir.,
    After all Education & ethics matters most....!!!!

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  • Ramesh, Udupi

    Mon, Oct 14 2019

    Him and his gang turned India from Hindustan to lynchistan.

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  • Joseph D Souza, Mangalore

    Mon, Oct 14 2019

    Mr. Bhagawat
    Now that you have said that the word Lynching has its origin in the Bible, you have the responsibility of giving us the data of number of Christians involved mob lynching incidents in India. If there is none, then it means Christians do not follow the Bible and that should be a good news for you. I am sure you are mentally not sound and therefore my sound advice to you is to get yourself admitted to a good hospital run by Christian Missionaries where you will not only get quality treatment at an affordable price but also love and compassion at a free cost.

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  • Sunil Pinto, Dubai/ Udupi

    Mon, Oct 14 2019

    @Joseph Dsouza
    Excellent point. Let's see if any chaddis here can counter your points.

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  • Satya, Mangalore

    Mon, Oct 14 2019

    Just ignore this guy……………...He himself knows his worth . ZERO

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Mon, Oct 14 2019

    That Is why India cannot and will never learn or match China's economic growth and their might and to accomplish first country needs to eradicate communal/ anti minority organization and have a clean people's government. Every Tom, Dick & Hary want to sneak in for political power and not in the interest of the country.

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  • N.M, Mangalore

    Mon, Oct 14 2019

    This what happens when you have uneducated people from unconstitutional bodies running the country.

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  • PenMightierThanTheSword!, Mangalore

    Mon, Oct 14 2019

    Mohan Bhakwas and his chaddi gang are a waste of space on this planet.

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  • S Shetty, Tulunad

    Mon, Oct 14 2019

    Guys do not defend Mughals, British or Portugues...


    Because of your ancestors were Hindus, not Mughals, British or Portugues,

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  • I wish I was There, Bahrain

    Mon, Oct 14 2019

    You be a Hindu, nobody is stopping you.

    Barpe

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Mon, Oct 14 2019

    v will not fight with da notorious fundoos. revenge is mine. says da Lord (Deuteronomy 32:35)

    Romans 12:19
    19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord

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  • Joseph D Souza, Mangalore

    Mon, Oct 14 2019

    Original ancestors were monkeys and that's why this kind of cheap thoughts come....Monkey have evolved but brains are stagnant

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Mon, Oct 14 2019

    You have a point sir...

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  • S Shetty, Tulunad

    Mon, Oct 14 2019

    Well in that case why are the present Monkeys are still Monkeys, not Humans??

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  • Chandu, Karla

    Mon, Oct 14 2019

    Shetre,
    How do you know that they were Hindus..... may be they were atheists.... or could be nature worshippers.!!!.

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  • PenMightierThanTheSword!, Mangalore

    Mon, Oct 14 2019

    S Shetty, Tulunad — sorry you are completely wrong. Our our ancestors were NOT Hindus nor Mughals, British or Portuguese — please don't drag religion into every discussion. The largest-ever study of ancient human DNA, along with the first genome of an individual from the ancient Indus Valley Civilization, reveal in unprecedented detail the shifting ancestry of Central and South Asian populations over time. The "First Indian" population who came out of Africa 50-60,000 years ago, the agriculturalist move into Balochistan (and perhaps elsewhere) that likely helped spark the Indus civilization, and the Aryan migration that followed on the heels of the Indus civilization's decline.

    Perhaps if you read the following articles enlighten you:
    Early Indians : The Story of Our Ancestors and Where We Came From https://www.harappa.com/content/early-indians-story-our-ancestors-and-where-we-came

    Largest-ever ancient-DNA study illuminates millennia of South and Central Asian prehistory https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/09/190905145348.htm

    A Burst of Clues to South Asians’ Genetic Ancestry https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/09/indus-valley-civilization-dna-has-long-eluded-researchers/597481/

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  • Af,,, MANGALORE

    Mon, Oct 14 2019

    Modi and Shah is behind the Bagwat ,after his govt they have given full support to bark any thing against minorities in the country ,Modi some times acting like a cat as if he doesnt know anyting.

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  • D'Souza, Mangalore

    Mon, Oct 14 2019

    Af..

    I agree with you on one point. Modi indeed does not know anything because you will hardly see him in the country.

    24x7 Modi is in a flight mode.

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  • Vishal, Mangalore

    Mon, Oct 14 2019

    This fellow is notorious for making polemical statements from time to time. And why not?

    He has the full backing of the present government and he knows full well that nothing, absolutely nothing is going to happen to him.

    I remember the invidious and insensitive statement he made about Saint Mother Theresa not too long ago.

    Saint Mother Theresa was awarded the Noble Peace Prize for her humanitarian work that was recognised by the whole world.

    And who is this worthless Mohan Bhagwat to say anything about Mother Theresa? He doesn't even have the worth to mention her name.

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  • Sriyan Shetty, Udupi

    Mon, Oct 14 2019

    Most of the Hindu brethren do like Joker like Bhagavat,Togadia etc. Hindu religion is far more greater than what this uneducated Bhagavat are propagating. Just Ignore this guy..His problem is he is uneducated fanatic man...Educated Hindu's dont take him seriously...

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  • Shamsuddin, Dubai

    Mon, Oct 14 2019

    The day RSS has a dalit supreme leader I will respect them.
    But it will not happen for another 1000 years.
    Till then they r a bunch of dogla, chaddi wearing, kaddi -legged fekus.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Mon, Oct 14 2019

    @ mohan bhagaat & your organisation, don't touch christianity learn lessons from history. v will not fight against u. da universal almighty God of da christians will fight against da anti-christ. b4 u embrace Jesus confess whole heartily.

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  • michael, mangaluru

    Mon, Oct 14 2019

    The anger of our Lord was shown in Orissa after the burning of missionary and his sons alive in the jeep. They were burnt in January 1999 and super cyclone was sent by Lord in October 1999.

    For two, the state had to pay a heavy price. 10,000 perished in the floods that were sent by the fury of God soon after this lynching.

    So beware, do not criticize Bible. We are a silent and peaceful community. Our Lord will protect us.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Mon, Oct 14 2019

    forget not after assuming charge as c.m., in 2001, da chaiwala1st allowed atrocities against christins. in da same year there came great earth quake in gujarat wherein all have been silenced by God on 26th feb 2001

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  • michael, mangaluru

    Mon, Oct 14 2019

    Though these bunch of useless jokers called RSS progressed from Chaddi to pants in such a long time, it seems their brains are still in half pant mode.
    God Bless these guys. Just trying to create unrest in society.

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  • Prakash Lewis, Mangalore/Dubai

    Mon, Oct 14 2019

    Please forgive him. He doesn't know value of tolerance.

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  • Roshan Rodrigues, Mangalore

    Mon, Oct 14 2019

    RSS changed the Indian History , Indian Peoples Mind, India's economy, India's safety and many more things.
    Now they want to change Bible Holy Book...?
    Let them read and understand and change their life God Bless them

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  • I wish I was There, Bahrain

    Mon, Oct 14 2019

    Mohan Bhagwat + Amith Shah= Trouble Makers of India.

    This time minorities think and Vote

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  • abdul munim, mangaluru

    Mon, Oct 14 2019

    this man seems to be cunning and deceptive. he might not even know in what context Jesus (PBUH) said this.
    Now he is using it for lynching. My goodness in this country all the balatkaris are speaking as they wish as all the agencies of government are in their hands.

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  • Brian Nazareth, Koppa/Mangaluru

    Mon, Oct 14 2019

    Open letter to RSS chief
    Why link Jesus to lynching?
    By
    AJ Philip

    Dear Shri Mohan Bhagwat ji,
    Just two days ago, I watched a video clip forwarded to me on WhatsApp. It showed one person brutally and fatally attacking another, who was lying on the ground. He stopped the attack only to do a high jump on his stomach. He did it twice while a large crowd watched it with no one making even a feeble attempt to save the hapless man. All his internal organs would have been damaged beyond repair when the assailant did the tandava nritya on him.
    What’s worse, the crowd was shouting a particular slogan in honour of a great ruler from the mythical past. The video clip was so horrendous that I wished that I had not watched it. I am sure your reaction, too, would not have been any different. No person in his right senses would ever condone such an act. I can’t imagine that any organisation which wants the country to progress will ever approve of it.
    As you would have noticed, I did not use a particular word you object to, to describe the incident. Did that make the episode any less condemnable and less horrifying? I am tempted to paraphrase Shakespeare and ask, “What’s in a name? That which we call lynching, by any other name would shock as much”. For the kith and kin of the person who lost his life in the incident, does it matter whether it is described as lynching or mob murder or mob killing?
    Your words carry a lot of weight because you head an organisation that wields enormous influence on the government at the Centre and in several states. There is a Malayalam phrase “Ved Vaakyam”. It means a Vedic verse. It also means something which is inviolable. For many, including those who hold ministerial posts, your words are like “Ved Vaakyam”.
    That’s precisely why I have been listening to your speech on the Vijayadashami Day which is in many ways as important as the Prime Minister’s speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort. Recently, while addressing a gathering of management s

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  • Prajwal J.P., Udupi.

    Mon, Oct 14 2019

    Mohan Bhagwatji, will you ask all RSS/BJP people not to send their children to US,Canada,UK, Australia and European countriesfor studies or emplyment. Teach them your culture and tradition here in India, teach them Nationalism. If the word Lynching has come from the west can you call mob attack in India? Have you ever warned the jobless gawrakshak to stop- attacking minorities in the name of cow? Practice the human value first then preach. Will you ask the Central Govt to enforce a strict law against the mob lynching? People will salute you and Modi Govt if you do that. RSS/BJP people are misusing the sacred name of Sri Ram.

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  • D Souza, Mangalore

    Mon, Oct 14 2019

    What this R S S supremo talking about is Law of Moses.The word l
    “lynching” was coined during the American Civil war to deal with the black slaves who had just won freedom from their masters by one Charles Lynch.

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  • Clifford, Mangalore

    Mon, Oct 14 2019

    This guy must have just woken from sleep as he has not heard any lynching cases at all. These are the guys who collaberated with British when they ruled India. Their subsidiary is slowly bleeding India financially, morally and socially. This is the guy who made a statement that his foot soldiers will drive away chineese soldiers from borders. He has no clue as to how our brave soldiers fight.

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  • Howdy, Mangalore

    Mon, Oct 14 2019

    Referring to biblical incident Bagwat is admitting Sanghis are involved in mob lynching.

    He is claiming Sanghis are righteous without sin so they are right in mob lynching. Unfortunately for Sanghis 'Righteous' certificate is given by holy men and holy ministers of BJP who are proven dreaded criminals of every offence in law book and are either frequent visitors to prison cells or noose is about tighten the neck.

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  • Hariprasad, Bajpe/Mangalore

    Mon, Oct 14 2019

    Bhagwatji! You're stuck on Religion Mode - wake up please! No religion teaches violence much less
    Hinduism and Christianity - "Forgive them Father they NOT KNOW what they're doing" was Christ's
    last cry to the Heavenly Father. Since then many men and women in high places - including Gandhiji
    have invoked Christ's prayer to God the Almighty Father.

    Christians all over the world have learnt to forgive and forget the wrong-doers! Christians believe in
    Kind Charity and Mercy - So do Hindus. Bhagwatji needs to read the Bible in the context it was written
    then make intelligent comments!

    Jai Hind!!!!!

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  • stephen Dcunha, Mangalore

    Mon, Oct 14 2019

    Unnecessary talk and waste of time, Rather than that enforce the law against the lynchers and show the world we are Law abiding country.

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Sun, Oct 13 2019

    Lynching is the DNA of Mughals who invaded hindustan and ruled for couple of centuries...!!!! probably its in their DNA.,

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  • ad, mangaluru

    Sun, Oct 13 2019

    If Modi is the true leader of a secular democracy let him come out and denounce the comments of RSS and Amit Shah against talking and insulting about religious minorities in India.

    Bhagvat is a crusader of Hindutva and lynching and continue to sideline the religious secular fabric of India. He should be stopped and he should be stopped by none other than PM of India, otherwise its clear that PM is part of the Rhetoric of RSS and Shah and BJP.

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  • Ravi, Mangalore

    Sun, Oct 13 2019

    Mohan Bhagwat is a joker and will not matter to Christians !!!

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