Bihar Minister refuses to withdraw controversial statement on Ramcharitmanas

Patna: Bihar Education Minister Chandrashekhar Yadav on Thursday refused to withdraw his controversial statement on Ramcharitmanas.

“There are five to six ‘Chand’ of Ramcharitmanas’s Sundar Kand and Uttar Kand which are objectionable and I have objection to it. That’s why I said that it spreads hatred in society. I am firm on it and will not withdraw at any cost. A person announced a Rs 10 crore bounty for slitting my tongue, I want to say that please, someone get rich by doing it,” Yadav said.

“Ramcharitmanas spreads hatred in the society. It stops Dalit, Backward Class people and women from education. It stops equality for them in society. Manusmriti spread hatred in the first era, Ramcharitmanas in the second era and M.S. Golwarkar’s ‘Bunch of Thoughts’ in third era,” he said.

“If people would want to shoot me, they can do it but I will not withdraw my statement and cannot apologise,” he further said.

Earlier, Ayodhya seer Jagadguru Paramhans Acharya announced a bounty of Rs 10 crore for anyone who slits the tongue of Chandrashekhar Yadav if he does not apologise for his statement in one week.

Meanwhile, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said that he will ask the education minister for his comment on Ramcharitmanas. “I am in Darbhanga and I have no details about his actual statement,” he said.

Samrat Chaudhary, the leader of opposition in Bihar legislative council said: “Chandrashekhar Yadav is a mentally disturbed person. The Bihar government should admit him to the Koilwar mental hospital of Koilwar in Bhojpur district.”

Hari Bhushan Thakur, another BJP MLA said: “If he is a man, he must make a controversial statement on Islam. He will be beheaded (Unka Sar Tan Se Juda Ho Jayega). He should apologise for his statement.”

“The minister of Nitish Kumar is disturbing the religious sentiment of common people. He will pay the price of it. Chandrashekhar Yadav has hurt the sentiments of lakhs of people. CM Nitish Kumar is dividing the communities through caste-based census. Hence, what can we expect from his minister,” said Chirag Paswan, MP and LJPR president.

Sacred rocks from Nepal to build Ram statue in Ayodhya handed over

Kathmandu/Ayodhya: Two 'sacred rocks' excavated from the Kaligandaki River of Nepal to build a statue of Lord Ram in Ayodhya was handed to the Ram Mandir Trust on Thursday. At a...

SC dismisses challenge on appointing Andhra temple official

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a plea against an Andhra Pradesh High Court order holding that the state of Andhra Pradesh had no authority under law to...

NHRC flags ‘deplorable conditions’ of mental healthcare institutions

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has assailed the government-run mental healthcare institutions, saying that they are in “inhuman and deplorable conditions”. In a statement issued on Wednesday, the NHRC...

Karnataka hijab ban: SC considers setting up 3-judge bench

I will examine it. This is a three judge bench matter. We will allot a date: CJI Justice Chandrachud With the SC delivering a split verdict in October 2022, the...

Ram indulged in drinking and also killed a Shudra sitting in penance, says Kannada author; BJP wants action 

Ruling BJP in Karnataka and host of people associated with the far right groups have slammed Kannada writer Kallahalli Sannegowda Bhagawan's remarks on Lord Ram with several complaints filed against...

Gujarat court says cow urine cures diseases, dung protects from radiation; sentences 22-yr-old to life

A Gujarat court handed out life imprisonment to a 22-year-old man for transporting cows ostensibly for slaughter and listed out utilities of the excreta of the animal apparently to substantiate...

Temple Trust to finalise design of Lord Ram statue

Ayodhya: Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Tirath Kshetra Trust has asked top sculptors in the country to send their models for the statue of Ram Lalla (Lord Ram in the form of...

Chhattisgarh: Mob vandalizes church, attacks Christian families; senior cop among others hurt

In yet another attack on Christian community, a mob of 400-500 people allegedly vandalized a church and attacked families belonging to the minority community leaving many people injured. Among the...

BJP govt in Karnataka set to bring bill to ban halal meat. Key points

The Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) will soon introduce a bill in the Karnataka assembly to prohibit the sale and circulation of halal meat in shops and restaurants in across the...

Jain community opposes ‘tourist destination’ tag for Parasnath Hil

  Ranchi: People of the Jain community all over the country are protesting against government's move to declare Parasnath Hill located in the Giridih district of Jharkhand a tourist destination....

US asks India to uphold its commitment to religious freedom

Our annual report on international religious freedom outlines some of the concerns we've taken note of when it comes to India: Ned Price 'We encourage and will continue to encourage...

SC’s ruling for remuneration to imams a ‘violation of Constitution’, says CIC

'Tax payers money will not be used to favour any particular religion' Following Babri Masjid demolition, Narasimha Rao announced several sops to Muslims, including salaries to the imams Hindu right...

Read Previous

Ready to deal with any adverse situation at borders: Army Chief

Read Next

Extraordinary attack on Judiciary: Congress

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

WP2Social Auto Publish Powered By :