Source: HRO.org (info), 16/03/12
· Freedom of speech · Freedom of conscience · Judicial protection · Prosecutor’s office · Tomsk Region
Russian scholars (philologists, philosophers, historians and religious scholars) have appealed to the President and the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation in an open letter requesting that they “ take personal control” of the situation surrounding the work Bhagavad Gita – As It Is.
The scholars are convinced, that “the Tomsk prosecutor’s actions in instigating legal procedures against the sacred book, which is an authoritative part of Hinduism, aside from causing considerable damage to the reputation of Russia’s culture and heritage, also discredits Russia’s cultural and democratic credentials in the eyes of the civilised world.” [Read more]
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