Pune: On behalf of Dr. Arvind Deshpande Abhyas Mandal, lectures were organized in the memory of noted actor late Dr. Arvind Deshpande on the topic ‘Popular Culture: Changing Perceptions on Caste and Sex’. While speaking on the topic, Dr. Kancha Ilayya, Head of the Dept. of political science, Usmania University (Hyderabad) made statements hurting feelings of Hindus.
The news item on the same was published in ‘Dainik Lokmat’ on 6th November. The members of ‘Jagrut Hindu Shiva Premi Manch’ took a serious note of his speech and under the leadership of Shri Milind Ekbote, a municipal councilor of Pune Municipal Corporation gave a representation to Shri. Dhananjay Jadhav, the Police Commissioner. Dr. Ilayya had said that Hinduism is based on some foolish concepts of Gods and Goddesses and there is no scientific base for it. Hindu Gods understand only Sanskrit language. He also said that Ramayan and Bhagavat Geeta teach violence. The scriptures depict Ram as a killer and Krushna as thief. The white cow is worshipped but a buffalo giving more nourishing milk is not worshipped only due to her colour. The ‘Jagrut Shiva Premi Manch’ and Shri. Milind Ekbote met the Police Commissioner in this context and gave him a representation.
Source: ‘Dainik Sanatan Prabhat’