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Ramdev lodges complaint against Yechury for ‘hurting sentiments of Hindus’

Ramdev said people should burn effigies of Marxists and this should continue till Sitaram Yechury offers an unconditional apology for hurting sentiments of crores of Hindus.

india Updated: May 04, 2019 22:09 IST
Kalyan Das
Kalyan Das
Hindustan Times, Dehradun
Ramdev,  former Shankaracharya (left) Mahamdanleshwar Harichetnan and Maharaj (right)  at a press conference in Haridwar to condemn Marxist  leader Sitaram Yechury controversial remarks on Hindu religion.
Ramdev, former Shankaracharya (left) Mahamdanleshwar Harichetnan and Maharaj (right) at a press conference in Haridwar to condemn Marxist leader Sitaram Yechury controversial remarks on Hindu religion. (HT PHOTO)
         

Police in Hairdwar booked Communist Party of India-Marxist, general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Saturday for allegedly promoting enmity between communities on religious grounds after yoga guru Ramdev lodged a complaint against him for ‘hurting religious sentiments of Hindus’.

Ramdev lodged his complaint after Yechury’s statement on Thursday in Bhopal stating “Hindus can be violent which is evident by Hindu mythologies Ramayana and Mahabharata.”

Ramdev led a delegation of seers to submit his complaint to Haridwar’s senior superintendent of police (SSP) Janmejaya Khanduri.

Confirming the complaint, SSP Khanduri said, “Police have received a complaint from Baba Ramdev in which he accused Yechury of hurting the religious sentiments of Hindus by making derogatory remarks against Hindu mythologies like Ramayana and Mahabharata.”

After receiving the complaint, Khanduri directed the local police to take required action on the complaint after which a case was registered.

“Based on the complaint we have registered a case against Yechury for promoting enmity between religious communities under section 153(a) of IPC. Investigations are on,” said sub-inspector Thakur Singh Rawat, in-charge of Roori-Belwala checkpost.

Earlier before lodging the complaint, Ramdev addressed a press conference along with other seers comprising ex-ShankaracharyaSwami Satyamitranand, Mahamandaleshwar Harichetnan and Maharaj during which he attacked Yechury for his statements.

“By making such a statement against Hindus, he has committed a sin ob both religious and social grounds. Calling it a national crime won’t be wrong,” he said.

He added, “Yechury whose own name comprises name of lord of Ram, should be ashamed of what he has said. He should change his name to Kans, Babar or Ravana.”

Ramdev called for the boycott of communists in the country.

“People should launch a protest against them in states where they are in power. They should also burn their effigies and this should continue till he offers an unconditional apology for hurting sentiments of crores of Hindus,” he stated.