No Ban on Bhagavad Gita in Russia, Siberian Court rejects petition for banning Gita

As a Siberian court has rejected a petition to ban a translation of Bhagavad Gita, there will be no ban on Gita in Russia. The petitioner raised the petition saying the translation work has the extremist literature that insults non-believers of Gita and Hinduism.

Judge Galina Butenko of the Leninsky District Court in Tomsk ruled on Wednesday that there were no grounds for recognising “Bhagavad Gita As It Is” as extremist literature because it is “one of the interpretations of sacred Hindu scripture ‘Bhagavad Gita’.”

The defence side said it was fully satisfied with the court verdict. “This court decision shows that Russia is indeed becoming a democratic society,” said lawyer Alexander Shakhov, who represented at the trial the local branch of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON).

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  1. Shasstri Vijay Kumar Balkrushna Mukhiya says:

    Victory is always where lord Shree Krushna &
    veer Arjun is that is the real DHARMA…

  2. Shasstri Vijay Kumar Balkrushna Mukhiya says:

    Yatra yogeshvarah Krushno yatra Paartho Dhanurdharah
    tatra shreervijayo bhutirdhruvaa neetir matir mama