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Published by Dina-Anukampana Das
These are the actual accusations in the Bhagavad Gita court case in Russia which caused a big stir in the Indian Parliament in Dec 2011.

The following msg explains the context.

---------- Forwarded Message ----------
Letter PAMHO:22722464 (111 lines) [M5]
From: Bhakti Vijnana Goswami (GBC) (Moscow - R)
Date: 24-Dec-11 04:31 (08:31 +0400)
To: Hridayananda Dasa Goswami [26188] (forwarded: 24-Dec-11 04:40)
To: Basu Ghosh (das) ACBSP (Baroda - IN) [142758] (received:
24-Dec-11 05:20)
Subject: Re: Gita not on trial but its commentaries, says Russia - "The Hindu"
------------------------------------------------------------
We wrote an official statement which rejects this claim, and work to
counteract it.

In the meantime, since many members of this conference asked us to provide the concrete information about the nature of the accusations, I am attaching the file to this letter with quotes from the "expert testimony". You will have a lot of fun reading this file. :) It is so absurd! And also it clearly shows that it is Gita, not Prabhupada's commentaries which is under attack.

SO the claim of the Foregn Ministry is not correct.

Once more my humble request, please ask the devotees to sign the petition on-line. You may read to them the exerpts from the "expert testimony" for the Sunday feast class!

We did not even reach 50 thousand yet. Please, help us!

www.petition24.com/gita

Your servant,

Bhakti Vijnana Goswami

[Head of ISKCON in Russia]

> > Subject: Gita not on trial but its commentaries, says Russia -
> > "The Hindu"
> >
> > [This article shows that the Russian authorities/public
> > prosecutor at Tomsk, Siberia, is targeting ISKCON]
> >
> > http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/article2741599.ece
> >
> > NEWS » INTERNATIONAL
> >
> > MOSCOW, December 23, 2011
> >
> > Gita not on trial but its commentaries, says Russia
> >
> > VLADIMIR RADYUHIN
> >
> > MOSCOW: Russia has rejected as misplaced India's complaints
> > about the trial in the Siberian city of Tomsk against a
> > translation of the Bhagavad Gita.
> >
> > The Russian Foreign Ministry said it was not the Bhagavad Gita
> > as such that was on trial but some comments contained in a
> > 20th-century Russian translation of the scripture.
> >
> > Russian prosecutors are seeking a court ban on the book,
> > which they claim is extremist and insulting to non-believers.
> >
> > ДI would like to emphasise that this is not about ЊBhagavad
> > Gita,' a religious philosophical poem, which forms part of the
> > great Indian epic Mahabharata and is one of the most famous
> > pieces of the ancient Hindu literature. In Russia, the book was
> > first published in Russian in 1788 and then went through many
> > editions in different years and in various translations,А said
> > Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich.
> >
> > ДThe Tomsk court case is about classifying as extremist
> > material the Russian-language edition of the Bhagavad Gita. As
> > It Is, written in 1968 by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada,
> > founder of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness,
> > А Mr. Lukashevich said in reply to a
> > request from The Hindu to clarify the Russian official position
> > on the court trial.
> >
> > The statement came a day after India upped the ante in the
> > controversy.
> > ДThe Russian authorities have been approached at high levels
> > to appropriately resolve this matter,А said Indian Ambassador
> > to Russia Ajai Malhotra.
> >
> > ДThe Bhagavad Gita is perhaps the most important and
> > respected scripture in the world. First translated into Russian in
> > 1788, it is not merely a religious text, but one of the defining
> > treatises of Indian thought, Mr. Malhotra said in a statement.
> >
> > ДThe Bhagavad Gita has circulated freely across the world for
> > centuries and there is not a single instance
These are the actual accusations in the Bhagavad Gita court case in Russia which caused a big stir in the Indian Parliament in Dec 2011.

The following msg explains the context.

---------- Forwarded Message ----------
Letter PAMHO:22722464 (111 lines) [M5]
From: Bhakti Vijnana Goswami (GBC) (Moscow - R)
Date: 24-Dec-11 04:31 (08:31 +0400)
To: Hridayananda Dasa Goswami [26188] (forwarded: 24-Dec-11 04:40)
To: Basu Ghosh (das) ACBSP (Baroda - IN) [142758] (received:
24-Dec-11 05:20)
Subject: Re: Gita not on trial but its commentaries, says Russia - "The Hindu"
------------------------------------------------------------
We wrote an official statement which rejects this claim, and work to
counteract it.

In the meantime, since many members of this conference asked us to provide the concrete information about the nature of the accusations, I am attaching the file to this letter with quotes from the "expert testimony". You will have a lot of fun reading this file. :) It is so absurd! And also it clearly shows that it is Gita, not Prabhupada's commentaries which is under attack.

SO the claim of the Foregn Ministry is not correct.

Once more my humble request, please ask the devotees to sign the petition on-line. You may read to them the exerpts from the "expert testimony" for the Sunday feast class!

We did not even reach 50 thousand yet. Please, help us!

www.petition24.com/gita

Your servant,

Bhakti Vijnana Goswami

[Head of ISKCON in Russia]

> > Subject: Gita not on trial but its commentaries, says Russia -
> > "The Hindu"
> >
> > [This article shows that the Russian authorities/public
> > prosecutor at Tomsk, Siberia, is targeting ISKCON]
> >
> > http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/article2741599.ece
> >
> > NEWS » INTERNATIONAL
> >
> > MOSCOW, December 23, 2011
> >
> > Gita not on trial but its commentaries, says Russia
> >
> > VLADIMIR RADYUHIN
> >
> > MOSCOW: Russia has rejected as misplaced India's complaints
> > about the trial in the Siberian city of Tomsk against a
> > translation of the Bhagavad Gita.
> >
> > The Russian Foreign Ministry said it was not the Bhagavad Gita
> > as such that was on trial but some comments contained in a
> > 20th-century Russian translation of the scripture.
> >
> > Russian prosecutors are seeking a court ban on the book,
> > which they claim is extremist and insulting to non-believers.
> >
> > ДI would like to emphasise that this is not about ЊBhagavad
> > Gita,' a religious philosophical poem, which forms part of the
> > great Indian epic Mahabharata and is one of the most famous
> > pieces of the ancient Hindu literature. In Russia, the book was
> > first published in Russian in 1788 and then went through many
> > editions in different years and in various translations,А said
> > Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich.
> >
> > ДThe Tomsk court case is about classifying as extremist
> > material the Russian-language edition of the Bhagavad Gita. As
> > It Is, written in 1968 by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada,
> > founder of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness,
> > А Mr. Lukashevich said in reply to a
> > request from The Hindu to clarify the Russian official position
> > on the court trial.
> >
> > The statement came a day after India upped the ante in the
> > controversy.
> > ДThe Russian authorities have been approached at high levels
> > to appropriately resolve this matter,А said Indian Ambassador
> > to Russia Ajai Malhotra.
> >
> > ДThe Bhagavad Gita is perhaps the most important and
> > respected scripture in the world. First translated into Russian in
> > 1788, it is not merely a religious text, but one of the defining
> > treatises of Indian thought, Mr. Malhotra said in a statement.
> >
> > ДThe Bhagavad Gita has circulated freely across the world for
> > centuries and there is not a single instance

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