India uproar at call in Russia to ban Bhagavad Gita

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India uproar at call in Russia to ban Bhagavad Gita

Postby maybay » Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:18 am

(Reuters) - Angry MPs forced parliament to close on Monday and protesters gathered outside a Russian consulate over a Siberian trial calling for one of Hinduism's most holy books 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 says a translation of the Bhagavad Gita is extremist because it insults non-believers, local media in Russia say.

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Re: India uproar at call in Russia to ban Bhagavad Gita

Postby Mr. G » Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:24 pm

Banning books is always a step in the right direction. :shock:
    How foolish you are,
    grasping the letter of the text and ignoring its intention!
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Re: India uproar at call in Russia to ban Bhagavad Gita

Postby Josef » Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:19 pm

Things are about to get very interesting in Russia.
The place is going to be boiling after the elections.

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Re: India uproar at call in Russia to ban Bhagavad Gita

Postby kirtu » Thu Dec 22, 2011 6:33 pm

Nangwa wrote:Things are about to get very interesting in Russia.
The place is going to be boiling after the elections.


Overall most things in Russia and much of the Former USSR are developing sort of well. Looks like they are poised to reject the Tsar again for sure but hopefully no storming of palaces this times. The last time didn't work out so well.

The article proposes banning the Gita (that evil Gita :lol: - perhaps they have not read sections of the Old Testament) regionally or all over Russia or is this within a specific city?
Unfortunately some democracies have banned books so Russians don't necessarily have great models to follow.

The real issue appears to be taking action against the Hare Krishna's and perhaps secondly other proselytizing religious organizations who are a too much for the Russians.

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