Bhagavad Gita to be banned in Russia for spreading extremism.

20 Dec

Finally. In logon ka dehan Quran Sharif sy hatta or asliat ki taraf aya.

Bhagavad Gita

 

A Siberian court is set to deliver its final verdict on banning the Bhagavad Gita and the prospect of being branded as “an extremist” literature across Russia based on complaints that the text distributed locally by Iskcon is extremist literature and apparently ‘advocates war’ .

 The prosecutor’s case also seeks to ban the preaching of Prabhupada and ISKCON’s religious beliefs, claiming these were “extremist” in nature and preached “hatred” of other religious beliefs. Bhagavad Gita, one of the holiest Hindu scriptures, is facing a legal ban in Russia and compalinits want it to be declared as a literature spreading “social discord”, its distribution on Russian soil rendered illegal.

The final pronouncement in the case has come at a time  after Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh made a official visit  to Russia during  Dec 15-17 for a bilateral summit with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev consolidated bilateral trade and strategic ties and personal friendship.

The case, which has been going on in Tomsk court since June, seeks ban on a Russian translation of “Bhagavad Gita As It Is” written by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the founder of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON).

In view of the case, Indians settled in Moscow, numbering about 15,000, and followers of the ISKCON religious movement here have appealed to Manmohan Singh and his government to intervene diplomatically to resolve the issue in favour of the scripture, an important part of Indian epic Mahabharata written by sage Ved Vyas.
The ISKCON followers in Russia have also written a letter to the Prime Minister’s Office in New Delhi, calling for immediate intervention, lest the religious freedom of Hindus living here be compromised.

The court, which took up the case filed by the state prosecutors, had referred the book to the Tomsk State University for “an expert” examination Oct 25.

But Hindu groups in Russia, particularly followers of ISKCON, say the university was not qualified as it lacked Indologists who study the history and cultures, languages, and literature of the Indian subcontinent.

The Hindus pleaded with the court that the case was inspired by religious bias and intolerance from a “majority religious group in Russia”, and have sought that their rights to practice their religious beliefs be upheld.

“They have not just tried to get the Bhagavad Gita banned, but also brand our religious beliefs and preachings as extremist,” Das said.

Source: http://english.samaylive.com/world-news/676497687/siberian-court-to-deliver-verdict-on-banning-the-bhagavad-gita-o.html

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