this undone and redundent the sikhism.jainism and buddhism unique identity.these three minority religion community are crying for the last 65 years for the justice.but hindu people and thier leadership dont give a shit.what goes around comes around.hindu india fascism is far greater than the russian.
Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2011 00:33:50 +0530
Subject: [IHRO] Bhagvat Gita faces ban in Russia
Bhagavad Gita faces ban in Russia
17 December 2011MOSCOW, 17 DEC: The Bhagavad Gita, one of the holiest Hindu scriptures, is facing a ban and the prospect of being branded as "extremist" literature across Russia. A court in Siberia's Tomsk city is to deliver its final verdict on Monday in a case filed by state prosecutors.
The case, which has been going on in the Tomsk court since June, seeks a ban on a Russian translation of Bhagavad Gita As It Is written by AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the founder of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). State prosecutors also want the text declared as a literature spreading "social discord", and its distribution on Russian soil rendered illegal.
In view of the case, Indians settled in Moscow, numbering about 15,000, and followers of the ISKCON religious movement here have appealed to Prime Minister Mr Manmohan Singh ~ who returned today from an official visit to Russia ~ and his government to intervene diplomatically to resolve the issue in favour of the scripture, an important part of the Mahabharata epic. ISKCON followers in Russia have also written a letter to the Prime Minister's Office in New Delhi, calling for immediate intervention.
The court had referred the book to the Tomsk State University for "an expert" examination on 25 October. But Hindu groups in Russia say the university was not qualified as it does not have Indologists.
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 practise their religious beliefs be upheld.
Indian diplomats at the embassy here, who were unwilling to be named, told IANS that they have been following up the case since the time it was brought to their notice earlier this year. They had also taken up the matter at the appropriate levels in the Russian government to get the case either withdrawn or get the defence to fight the case to obtain a favourable verdict. ians