Jammu: A Sikh body in Jammu and Kashmir
on Thursday said it is contemplating to move court against Karnataka
Education Minister for his reported remarks that "those who
oppose the teachings of Bhagavad Gita in schools should quit
"We are contemplating to initiate criminal proceedings
against Karnataka Education Minister Vishwanath Hegde Kageri
for his communal statements," JK Sikh United Front chief
Sudershan Singh Wazir told reporters here.
"Kageri`s statements brought out the true communal and
fascists agenda of BJP to fore," he said.
The former J&K state Gurudwara Parbandak Board chairman
said the BJP leader`s statement that Gita is the only belief
which has originated from India and all other religions have
come from outside is shocking.
"He is perhaps ignorant of the fact that there are other
beliefs like Sikhism, Buddhism and Jainism, which have also
originated from the same motherland," he said, adding that the
Sikhs will not tolerate any campaign of hatred.
Kageri had reportedly remarked at Kolar in Karnataka that
those opposing inclusion of Bhagavad Gita in school curriculum
should leave the country.
His comments had come after the Karnataka government
issued a controversial circular on teaching of Bhagavad Gita
in primary and higher secondary schools in the state.