VHP threatens retaliation if Gita is banned
The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) today warned of protests outside Russian establishments in India if the Bhagavad Gita was banned in that country.delhi Updated: Dec 20, 2011 17:10 IST
The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Tuesday warned of protests outside Russian establishments in India if the Bhagavad Gita was banned in that country.
"Bhagavad Gita is not just a book but is (God) for the Krishna devotees and all Hindus," VHP international working president Pravin Togadia said in a statement.
"The principles taught in the Gita are universal and touch humanity so very deeply," he said, adding that even Albert Einstein was influenced by the holy book.
He warned that if the Gita was banned in Russia, then Indians would be forced to protest against Russian goods, as well as Russian plants and offices.
First Published: Dec 20, 2011 17:08 IST