Gita: US-based Hindu leader hails court`s ruling

Hindu leader Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada, thanked the Tomsk court in Siberia welcoming its ruling.

Updated: Dec 30, 2011, 09:08 AM IST

Chicago: Hailing the Russian court`s decision
to reject imposing a ban on translated version of Baghavad
Gita, a US-based Hindu leader on Friday termed the verdict as
"right" and "sensible".

Chicago: Hailing the Russian court`s decision
to reject imposing a ban on translated version of Baghavad
Gita, a US-based Hindu leader on Friday termed the verdict as
"right" and "sensible".

Zed argued that attempt at banning the sacred book was
apparently an attack on religious freedom and belittling of
the entire community.

He stressed that this "philosophical and intensely
spiritual poem, often considered the epitome of Hinduism, was
highly revered by Hindus."

"Besides being the cornerstone of Hindu faith, Bhagavad
Gita was also one of the masterpieces of Sanskrit poetry and a
world treasure and had been commented by hundreds of authors
and translated into all major languages of the world," the
Hindu leader added.

A group linked to the Christian Orthodox Church in Siberia
has described the Hindu scripture Bhagavad Gita as
`extremist`.

PTI