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Hindu hardline group protests against Bhagavad Gita ban

New Delhi, Fri, 23 Dec 2011 ANI

New Delhi, Dec 23 (ANI): Activists of Rashtrawadi Sena, a hardline Hindu group, shouted slogans while burning a flag during a protest in New Delhi, over the controversy of banning Bhagavad Gita in Russia.


Dozens of activists held a protest against a Siberian trial calling for Bhagavad Gita to be put on a list of banned literature that includes Hitler's Mein Kampf.


The case filed by state prosecutors in the Siberian city of Tomsk states that the translated version of the Bhagavad Gita is extremist and would create a divide among the people of different beliefs.


President of Rashtrawadi Sena, Jaibhagwan Goyal said Gita is the most pious book of the nation and will not tolerate any insult to it.


"Today, we will give an memorandum to our President, Foreign Minister and Russian embassy and demand that the way talks are going on to ban Bhagavad Gita, is not only an insult to India but to all those people in the world who follow Gita," he said.


Goyal further said that they would urge Indian President Pratibha Devisingh Patil to declare Bhagavad Gita as a National scripture, so that nobody ever dares to insult it in the future.


Indian Foreign Minister S M Krishna, earlier in the day had said that the bilateral relations with Russia have not run into rough weather due to the ongoing controversy.


As reported, the matter is before a court of law in Tomsk in Siberia which is expected to give its verdict on December 28. (ANI)


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