Russian court dismisses Bhagvad Gita ban

Applauding Russian court’s verdict to dismiss a petition of State prosecutors in the Siberian city of Tomsk against publication of a translated version of Bhagvad Gita, the followers across the world appreciated this.

They identified the Holy Scripture as “extremist” with the words that were of extreme views, full of hatred and insult to non-believers which promoted social discord.
On Wednesday, over this sensitive issue the court directed its judgment in favour of followers, Sadhu Priya Das of Moscow ISKCON said, “The court in the Siberian city of Tomsk has dismissed the plea.”

Expressing happiness over Court’s verdict, Brajendra Nandan Das, Director ISKCON media communication in India told reporters,”We have won. The petition seeking a ban on the book has been dismissed.”

Source said, while the apex court denied the petition, the followers in the courtroom were cheering with huge amount of clapping.
They are greatly applauded to the Russian judicial system for verdict “sensible resolution.”

However State prosecutors had filed the original petition in June 2011 for a ban on the translated version of the Bhagavad Gita.

As a result, a massive criticism from Hindus across the world had drawn, there by the trial court in Tomsk dismissed the plea on December 28 last year.

Later, they filed an appeal in the high court of Russia that again accepted the trial court’s verdict and dismissed their plea.

Bhagvad Gita, written by A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the founder of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) was published in Russia in 1788 , after that it has translated into many times.

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