Opposition leader Sushma Swaraj has declared in Parliament that the Bhagavad Geetha must be declared India’s ‘National Book’. She also slammed SM Krishna, Indian Foreign Minister for the poor and lazy response made by him and the UPA government. The statement came following the debate raging in Parliament over Russia’s decision to ban Bhagavad Geetha in their homeland.
Earlier a group linked to the Christian Orthodox Church had sought the ban of Bhagavad Geetha on the Russian soil, terming the sacred text as ‘extremist’. The case has been postponed to 28 December, 2011.
Meanwhile Russian Ambassador Alexander M Kadakin has expressed his dismay over the proposed ban by russia. “It is strange that such events are unfolding in the beautiful university city in Siberia, as Tomsk which is famous for its secularism and religious tolerance,” he said in a a statement. “Well, it seems that even the lovely city of Tomsk has its own neighborhood madmen. It is sad indeed.”
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