Feb 25, 2016 | AGE CORRESPONDENT With agency inputs| mumbai
A Christian organisation has demanded a ban on a controversial book penned by the brother of Hindutva ideologue V.D. Savarkar, claiming Jesus Christ was a Tamil Hindu. The book, written by Ganesh ‘Babarao’ Savarkar in 1946, is being re-launched on February 26.
“The present scenario in the country and the state is not favourable for Christians. Campaigns like Ghar Wapsi are being conducted. The book was written in 1946 and there was no need to re-print it. It is creating terror among Christians. We have written to the CM to ban it,” Ashish Shinde from Alpha Omega Christian Mahasangh said.
The book will be re-launched here on February 26, the death anniversary of the Hindutva icon V.D. Savarkar, Ranjit Savarkar, president of the Swatantryaveer Savarkar National Memorial, had said.
The book, first published in 1946, also claims that Christianity was initially a Hindu cult and that Jesus had died in Kashmir.