Iskcon monks cheer Gita verdict in Russia
Kolkata: Monks of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (Iskcon) chanted and danced outside the Russian consulate here Thursday to celebrate the dismissal of a plea seeking ban on the Bhagavad Gita in Russia.
Chanting "Hare Krishna Hare Rama", nearly 200 monks assembled outside the Russian consulate and presented a copy of the Bhagavad Gita to a senior official of the consulate.
"We are very happy about the decision. So it was our gesture to thank them," Iskcon official Radha Romon Das said.
A Siberian court Wednesday axed a plea seeking to ban the Bhagavad Gita in Russia and to brand the holy text "extremist" literature.
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