Main Stream Media as usual never cared to publish this resolution “Need to maintain the dignity of Women” passed by RSS in 2008 by its apex body ABPS (Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha).
Source: RSS archive (select year and resolution from the list
The Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha wishes to emphasize that Bharatiya values envision man and woman as fundamentally complementary to each other, who, with a mutually understanding relationship, engage themselves in their respective roles to build a harmonious family and contribute in all walks of national life. Bharat’s history and literature is full of instances illustrating woman’s glory and greatness. In ‘Rigveda’, the oldest treatise in human history, more than 30 women are mentioned as seers who have contributed ‘Mantras’ to it, and its body text amply illustrates the splendid contribution of woman in all walks of life. It has continued since then. It is a fact that nature has ordained certain difference between man and woman. But Bharatiya tradition has never approved of any discrimination against woman, always giving her a place of respect and honor in every sphere of life. Hence it must be ensured that there is no discriminatory behavior against them and their participation in the decision-making process is always upheld.
Luxurious lifestyle has led to gradual degeneration in our social life. Foreign invaders selectively targeted our beliefs and symbols of devotion, and our universally acclaimed values of life started disintegrating. The glamour of materialism made us blind followers of the West, where promiscuity is what we got in the name of woman’s emancipation. The storm of globalization and liberalization led to a craze of turning woman into an object of enjoyment rather than an epitome of respect. The ABPS expresses its concern over the scornful attempts to destroy the dignity and honour of our womenfolk thereby destroying our family system by way of the depiction of vulgar and obscene pictures and visuals of woman in advertisements, magazines and periodicals, news channels, television serials and movies.
The ABPS sees it as regretful that women are being increasingly subjected to indecent behavior eve-teasing, sexual exploitation, abuse and other despicable crimes. It is deeply distressing that in addition to female foeticide, dowry violence etc; they are subjected to sexual abuse at work places, public places and even homes too. The ABPS demands that the Government must ensure effective implementation of the laws intended for the safety, security and empowerment of woman; as well as those meant for the protection of woman from domestic violence; abuse-exploitation at public places and work places. A strict law, along with an effective code of conduct that would uphold the dignity of womenfolk, should be enacted to regulate the advertisements and programs of print and electronic media.
The ABPS profoundly feels the need for a radical transformation in the mindset of society to bring in a meaningful change in this de-culturising situation. Just to rely upon the laws promulgated by the Government will be self-deceptive. The society must honestly realize that it is created by the institution of family and woman is the pivot of the family; hence a developed society cannot be envisaged without an enlightened, awakened and empowered woman. It is a pressing necessity that families, education system, media and society must change their attitude to ensure a respectful behavior towards woman. The ABPS appeals to the saints and social leaders also to take a leading role in this respect.
End of Resolution.
Shri Guruji & Matrushakti
Shri Guruji Golwalkar, the 2nd Sarsanghchalak of RSS spoke and wroite on a wide range of topicsconcerning the nation. His views on Bharatiya women were documented by Kum.Nivedita Bhide in the book Shri Guruji & Matrushakti . It is a must read for every citizen of our country. Book Link