01, Oct 2015
Oct 01, 2015 | PTI| Mangaluru
Puranik accused the professor of making derogatory remarks against Hindu deities
Mangaluru: Hindu outfits, Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajrang Dal, today demanded that the government should arrest rationalist Kannada writer, KS Bhagwan for his “derogatory” remarks on Hindu Gods.
Addressing a press meet, VHP leader, MB Puranik alleged that the state government and police were supporting Mr Bhagwan despite a First Information Report (FIR) filed against him at the Uppinangady police station, based on a complaint by a Hindu activist.
Mr Bhagwan had been under fire from Hindu organisations for his highly “derogatory” remarks on Hinduism and Bhagavad Gita. He has been receiving threat calls and hate-messages over the issue, and is under police protection at his residence in Mysuru.
Mr Puranik accused the professor of making derogatory remarks against deities Rama, Krishna and the Bhagwad Gita. He said the VHP wanted the government to arrest him immediately and alleged that the state government was indirectly supporting him for his ‘audacious’ remarks on Hinduism.