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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Bhagavad-Gita Facing Ban in Russia - Please Sign Our Petition!

6:40:00 PM By RG

In recent news, the Russian Government has deemed the Bhagavad-Gita As-It-Is, an ancient and revered text, "extremist literature" and is in the process of banning the book from the country.

Devotees in Russia are rushing to stop this banning and are urging devotees and well-wishers around the world to sign a petition found here.


Pogue Mahone said...

The world is in such a sad state of sin that it is now trying to censor, ban,and squash EVERYTHING to do with religion.

Keshav said...

Yes, it's certainly a sad situation. :o(

Anand Kumar G said...

The issue here is not about believing or respecting a particular religion. In my view, all religions are illogical but banning any religious book such as the Gita is apalling! A person has as much of a right to read the Bible, Kuran or Gita or any book trashing religions.

The issue is about people having the right to read, discuss and propagate whatever belief or faith that they belong to, in a country which claims to be a secular democracy! And Russia is a self professed democratic country. A banning of religious non-Is1amic texts in a country like Saudi Arabia or Iran or any particular religious texts in North Korea or China would not be a surprise, as they are all TOTALITARIAN regimes!

The Russians have to walk the talk when they talk about being a full fledged democracy and a long time ally of India!

Keshav said...

Thank you for sharing your thoughts. We all hope for the best with respect to this matter.