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MPs uproar, not Congress: Russia to ban Bhagavad Gita

December 20, 2011

Manmohan Singh was shaking hands with Putin on Dec 17, 2011, then Bhagvad Gita faces ‘extremist’ branding in Russia. Cambridge has finally closed the door on Sanskrit. When Cambridge honoring Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with a doctor of law degree in Oct 2005. In 2006 leader of the Russian Orthodox Church, Archbishop Nikon called the Hindu God, Lord Krishna an ‘evil demon’ around the time of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan’s state visit to Moscow to meet Russian President Putin.
A local saying, jahan jahan pare charan santan ke wahan wahan bantadhaar is seen at the time of foreign visits of our Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

My forthcoming book let you forget the “Good Day To Black Night To Die Hard”
http://www.newsanalysisindia.com/post/A-Good-Day-Black-Night-To-Die-Hard.aspx

(Reuters) – Angry
MPs forced parliament to close on Dec 19, 2011, and protesters gathered outside a Russian consulate over a Siberian trial calling for one of Hinduism’s most holy books to be put on a list of banned literature that includes Hitler’s Mein Kampf.
The case filed by state prosecutors in the Siberian city of Tomsk says a translation of the Bhagavad Gita is extremist because it insults non-believers, local media in Russia say.
“We will not tolerate an insult to Lord Krishna,” members of parliament shouted, until the house speaker adjourned parliament for several hours.
The Bhagavad Gita takes the form of a conversation between Krishna and Arjuna prior to a battle. Its philosophical insights were praised by Albert Einstein and forms a bedrock of the Hindu belief system

Hare Krishna adherents in orange robes shouted slogans and danced outside the Russian consulate in Kolkata,

Only Hindu temple in Moscow had been demolished
Hindus all over the world expressed outrage and anger after a leader of the Russian Orthodox Church, Archbishop Nikon called the Hindu God, Lord Krishna an ‘evil demon’ around the time of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan’s state visit to Moscow to meet Russian President Putin.
The only Hindu temple in Moscow had been demolished last year, leaving some 15,000 Indians and 10,000 Russian followers of Hinduism without a place of worship. Now the Mayor of Moscow and the Russian Orthodox Church are together trying to stop Hindus from
“Now, the Russian Hindu community in Moscow have no place to house the consecrated Deities they had worshipped for the last decade,” claimed Dr Mihir Meghani, President of the Hindu American Foundation. http://www.newsanalysisindia.com/124112006.htm

I have written an article on Oct 12, 2005 “Cambridge honored Dr. Singh to close door on Sanskrit, Hindi” http://www.newsanalysisindia.com/post/Cambridge-honored-Dr-Singh-to-close-door-on-Sanskrit-Hindi.aspx

Cambridge has finally closed the door on Sanskrit as a hallowed subject of undergraduate study, nearly one-and-a-half centuries after it first established a chair in the 3000 year old language.

The decision within hours of Cambridge honoring Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with a doctor of law degree, in what some scholars believe to be the most cynical form of “tactless academic marketing”.

Smith, who has taught Sanskrit to Cambridge undergraduates for 22 years said the decision was “tactless” in its timing and skewed in its objectives. “They are doing this at a point of time when they are honoring Manmohan Singh, soliciting benefactions from wealthy Indian businessmen and seeking students from South Asia,” he said. He said he had no new undergraduate students seeking to learn Sanskrit in this academic year, which began a week ago.
Smith added with unconcealed anger at Cambridge and other Western universities’ increasing propensity to run themselves as businesses that employ MBA-speak: “There are some subjects simply worth doing. This is a language that has been going 3,000 years and hasn’t stopped yet. You cannot understand the culture of the Indian sub-continent and the world outside it without learning Sanskrit”.

* This side that side
Everywhere,
Dishonor of Bharatmata
Hindu God Goddesses
And Gandhi by Gandhigiri,

Oh Lord Krishna
Re-born re-born again
to fight Mahabharat again
We can’t wait
Can’t wait no long
Hear my pray
Oh Lord krishna

* Body burns, but the soul flies away
Paper burns, but the words fly away
Every word of book enlightens others
Every patriot martyr enlightens others

* Holika burns, Bhakt Prahlad was safe
Yet Sanatan Hinduism Hindutva is safe
Hirnakasyip wished all to worship him
Maoist Leftists want all to follow them

* They crush flower perfume spreads
Can break Violin but music spreads
Can kill human, not remembrance
Hinduism preaches much tolerance

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