November 26, 2011 5:23:50 am
The activists of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Friday burnt the copies of a book allegedly containing material that hurt the sentiments of Hindus. The book was apparently being sold at a 10-day fair organised by K T Foundation at Government Girls Inter-College campus here in Civil Lines area of the city. They also lodged a complaint with the Civil Lines police station. However,no case has been registered.
VHPs district spokesperson Pawan Srivastava claimed a book on Lord Krishna talked about his raas leela giving it sexual undertones. The author has also written many other books,which criticised the Hindu culture, said Srivastava.
The main organiser of the Book Fair,Dev Raj Arora,president of the K T Foundation,said he was not aware whether the books were actually bought from the stalls as was claimed by the protesters. The book in question was not supposed to be brought to the fair. The book is available in the market,but we generally dont bring such books to the fair, said Arora,who has organised the fair for the fourth time in the city.
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