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Hyderabad: Remark on epics lands Sitaram Yechury in trouble

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published May 6, 2019, 1:06 am IST
Updated May 6, 2019, 1:06 am IST
Ramayana and Mahabharata are also filled with instances of violence and battles, says Sitaram Yechury.
CPM leader Sitaram Yechury
 CPM leader Sitaram Yechury

Hyderabad: A complaint was filed against CPM leader Sitaram Yechury at Saidabad police station on Sunday for his allegedly offensive remarks on Hindu sacred texts

As per the complainant, Mr K. Karuna Sagar, Mr Yechury allegedly said during a speech that, “Ramayana and Mahabharata are also filled with instances of violence and battles. Being a pracharak (RSS functionary) you narrate the epics but still claim Hindus can’t be violent? What is the logic behind saying that there is a religion which engages in violence and we Hindus don’t.”

 

Mr Sagar said, “Yechury branded the religious epics such as the Ramayana and the Mahabharata which are the most sacred texts of Hindus as specimens of Hindu violence which is derogatory.”

He requested the Saidabad police to register a complaint against Mr Yechury under IPC Sections 295A (Deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings or any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs), 153A (Promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc., and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony), and 504 (Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) for allegedly hurting religious sentiments of Hindus.

Saidabad inspector K.V.L. Narasimha Rao said, “We are taking legal opinion and haven’t registered a case. According to legal advice we will act as per the law.”

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Location: India, Telangana, Hyderabad




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