8-year-old girl’s rape inside temple keeps your cultural root intact: Twitter users troll Mohan Bhagwat on Ayodhya temple remarks


RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Sunday said that the “root of our culture” will be cut if the Ram temple in Ayodhya was not “rebuilt.” His comments, made at Viraat Hindu Sammelan at Dahanu in adjoining Palghar district, came amidst the matter currently pending before the Supreme Court for hearing.

Mohan Bhagwat

Bhagwat said, “If the Ram Mandir (in Ayodhya) is not rebuilt, the root of our culture will be cut. There is no doubt that the temple will be built at the spot where it was.” Bhagwat then went on to add, “The Muslim community in India did not destroy the Ram Mandir. Indian nationals can’t do such a thing, foreign forces destroyed temples in Mumbai to demoralise Indians.”

“But today, we are independent. We have the right to rebuild whatever was destroyed because these were not just temples but the symbols of our identity,” he said.

Bhagwat’s comments also came on a day, when the civil society members staged country-wide protests across India against the growing incidents of rape and murder of women and girl children. People holding ‘Justice for Asifa’ placards also gathered at Delhi’s Parliament Street on Sunday.

According to the charge-sheet prepared by the Jammu and Kashmir Crime Branch officials, Kathua’s 8-year-old child was held captive inside a temple, where she was sedated and sexually assaulted for several days before being brutally murdered.

Social media users did not appear to react kindly to Bhagwat’s statements on Ram Temple with many targeting the RSS chief by reminding how some supporters of the Hindutva ideology had defamed the faith with their heinous crime. Users sarcastically asked Bhagwat if raping an 8-year-old child inside a temple ‘kept his cultural root intact.’ Others also quoted the viral statement, being attributed to the victim’s father, that he had looked for his daughter everywhere except the temple because he knew it was a sacred place.

Here’s how social media users reacted;


  1. Bhagwan bhi nahin chaheiga kai waha mandir bane. Jaha tum jaisai kamino nai ek nahani si Jaan ko rape kur kai maar dala. Aap na mouh kala kuro aur pani mai doob maro! ?


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