New Delhi: Firebrand social activist Trupti Desai has questioned the RSS' supposed 'doublespeak', saying that the organisation promotes itself on the plank of 'Bharat Mata' but it discourages women membership.
Desai has reportedly shot off a letter to RSS chief on April 27 for an appointment in order to discuss the matter.
This comes just a fortnight after she offered prayers at Haji Ali.
“Bharat Mata is the reason your organisation exists, why is it then, that women fail to find any representation in the RSS?” Desai, the icon of India's new feminist uprising, has asked.
In an interview to The Quint she said, “I had written a letter to RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat on 27 April. I had written that the RSS only inducts male members. On stage, they always put up an image of Bharat Mata but you don’t see women being represented on stage or within the organisation.
“Women should get equal representation in the RSS, they should get a place in the organisation.”
Bhagwat while responding to her letter said, “He’s busy with an RSS camp in and that he will meet me in the first week of July to discuss the matter.”
Explaining her movement for gender equality, she said, “Our movement is for gender equality. We want women to be allowed to enter temples where only men are permitted. In the same way, RSS is an all-male bastion where women too should be allowed. This is about ensuring equal status.”