Fresh trouble: Case against Radhe for calling herself ‘Maa’

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Sep 18, 2015 14:45 IST

In fresh trouble for self-styled godwoman Sukhwinder Kaur alias Radhe Maa, a non-governmental organisation has moved court against the religious leader, saying she has hurt religious sentiments by using the suffix used only for Hindu goddesses.

The complainants, Ashwani Kumar and Dheeraj Sharma from Raksha Jyoti Foundation, in their criminal complaint in a local court said the word ‘Maa’ was “too sacred and pious”.

They said Kaur had no right to call herself an incarnation of Hindu goddess Maa Durga and compare herself with deities “after wearing mini-skirts”.

The case has been filed under Sections 295 (injuring or defiling a place of worship with intent to insult religion), 295-A (deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings) and 298 (uttering words with deliberate intent to wound religious feelings) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

The court has fixed August 18 as the next date of hearing.

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