Russian Court Begins Final Hearing in 'Ban Gita' Case

New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) A court in Russia Wednesday began its final hearing in a state prosecutors' case seeking a ban on the Bhagavad Gita, one of the holiest Hindu scriptures, and branding it as "extremist" literature.

The Siberian court is scheduled to hear the views of the Russian human rights ombudsman on the Bhagavad Gita and upholding the rights of minority Hindus, before it delivers its verdict, Hindu petitioners told IANS over phone from Tomsk city in Russia.

The court had posted the hearing for Wednesday in its earlier sitting Dec 19 after Hindus pleaded with the judge that the human rights panel of the nation be heard first.


Top Stories

Leave a Comment

Title: Russian Court Begins Final Hearing in 'Ban Gita' Case

You have 2000 characters left.


Please write your correct name and email address. Kindly do not post any personal, abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful or similar comments. will not be responsible for any defamatory message posted under this article.

Please note that sending false messages to insult, defame, intimidate, mislead or deceive people or to intentionally cause public disorder is punishable under law. It is obligatory on Daijiworld to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments, to the authority concerned upon request.

Hence, sending offensive comments using daijiworld will be purely at your own risk, and in no way will be held responsible.