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Lawyer files complaint against Yechury for linking Hinduism

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

: A lodged a complaint with police here Sunday against CPI(M) Sitaram Yechury over his alleged comments at on May 3, linking Hinduism with violence.

K Karuna Sagar, in his complaint, accused the CPI(M) of making offensive remarks on sacred texts the 'Ramayana' and 'Mahabharata' and hurting the religious sentiments of Hindus.

Sagar, who is also associated with a local organisation 'Hindu Sanghatan', said he came through Yechury's comments in a portal while browsing a the internet on Saturday.

"Many kings and principalities have fought battles in the country. Even the Ramayana and Mahabharata are also filled with instances of violence," the CPI(M) had said in on Friday.

Sagar in his complaint said Yechury insulted and annoyed Hindus with his derogatory remarks.

He said epics and scriptures promote noble values like victory of good over evil, universal brotherhood and non-violence

Yechury's fraudulent claims that these texts preach violence was nothing but outraging the feelings of crores of Hindus, he said and demanded that police take necessary action against him for the remarks.

Police said they are seeking legal opinion on the complaint.

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First Published: Sun, May 05 2019. 20:45 IST