Move to ban the most revered book Bhagwad Gita of Hindu religion on extraneous and senseless ground in Russia is absolutely wrong and an attempt also to undermining the Indian values and faith that it epitomizes. The strong echo of MPs against the Russian attempt of banning also reverberated both Houses of Parliament. Undermining the religious faith, belief, deities and religious books by the western countries has become a fashion. This demeaning tendency of the Hindu religion and others of India abroad must be opposed vehemently and record strong condemnation of the country that does this type unethical action with the international community.
Bhagwat Gita has been described as extremist literature by Russian that encourages war. Bhagwat Gita comprises Slokas and the teachings of Lord Krishna to Arjuna to keep aside the love for brothers and near and dears and his exhortations to wage war against those who represent evils. The move to ban Bhagwad Gita by a Siberian Court has led to a storm in the Lok Sabha also today during zero hour. MPs have expressed that it is not possible for any Indian to tolerate any attempt to insult Lord Krishna. That is what is going to be done in Russia. The
reason for the reported move is that the Russian translation of a book 'Bhagwad Gita As It is' written by Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the founder of International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) was apparently spreading "social discord".
The Indian Embassy in Moscow must take the issue up with the Russian authorities.The Gita does not preach hatred. It teaches that human being must keep working without expecting result.
It is the work that is to be done by man only and it is the business of the god to give the fruit of labour. It teaches the human being to fight for the victory of good over evil. There must be religious freedom of the Hindus in Russia and it must not be compromised. We Indians have failed to understand so far that why our faith, belief and religious text are shown in poor light by western powers. What satisfaction they get by putting curb on the religious freedom of other religion than their own. Hindu religion is the most vocal in the spread of non-violence through its practice. In no
way, there is an iota of doubt that any religious book of Indians on Hindu religion spreads violence. Whenever there is a description of violence that has been due to put righteousness in right place. Saying Bhagwat Gita is extremist literature is nothing but an attempt to undermine
Indians. There has been a strong reaction against the Russian move to ban Bhagwat Gita all over India. Russia has very good friennd of India. So, it is not expected from Russia to hurt Indian religious feelings of the majority population of India.