9 Oct 2021 4:50 PM GMT
The Allahabad High Court on Monday stressed that the Parliament should bring in a law to give respect/to honor Shri Rama, Shri Krishna, Gita, Ramayana, Maharishi Valmiki, and Maharishi Ved Vyas as they are the culture and tradition of India. The Bench of Justice Shekhar Yadav observed thus while dealing with the bail plea of one Surya Prakash, who had allegedly made some obscene...
The Allahabad High Court on Monday stressed that the Parliament should bring in a law to give respect/to honor Shri Rama, Shri Krishna, Gita, Ramayana, Maharishi Valmiki, and Maharishi Ved Vyas as they are the culture and tradition of India.
The Bench of Justice Shekhar Yadav observed thus while dealing with the bail plea of one Surya Prakash, who had allegedly made some obscene remarks against Lord Rama and Lord Krishna on his Facebook account.
"Lord Rama & Krishna Reside In The Heart Of Indians": Allahabad High Court While Granting Bail To Man Booked For FB Post
Granting him bail, the Court stressed that religious faith resides in the heart of every citizen of India and that our sages and great men have shown us the way as to how human beings could become God.
At the same time, the Court also opined that there is a need to educate children by making them (referring to Shri Rama, Shri Krishna, Gita, Ramayana, Maharishi Valmiki, and Maharishi Ved Vyas) a compulsory subject in all the schools of the country.
"…because only through education, a person becomes cultured and becomes aware of his life values and his culture. Only good education makes a good man, but today's education system is mostly based on what western historians wrote, who have done a lot of damage to this Indian culture due to sycophancy and selfishness," the Court further added.
Court's observations on the teachings of Lord Rama and Krishna
Referring to Lord Krishna, the Court quoted his teachings in the following terms:
"The soul neither takes born nor dies, nor can it be burnt, nor can it be soaked. Nothing is permanent in this world. The soul leaves the body just as a man takes off his old clothes and puts on new clothes. When this world itself is not permanent, then how can the things of this world, be permanent. I am omnipresent. All relationships are mortal and are related only to the body, as soon as a man dies, the soul leaves the body. I too have had many births, you too have had many births, neither this is my last birth nor yours. What is your duty in the present situation is your religion. Religion is personal."
The Court also quoted verse number 7-8 of the fourth chapter (Jnana Yoga) of Bhagavad Gita
"Whenever there is decay of righteousness, O Bharata, And there is exaltation of unrighteousness, then I Myself come forth ;
For the protection of the good, for the destruction of evil-doers, For the sake of firmly establishing righteousness, I am born from age to age."
Further, the court said that Rama-Rama is the expression of mutual harmony, and in the end, the tradition of making the last journey of life meaningful with the word Ram Naam could be seen only in India.
"Makers of Constitution of India understood Rama and Krishna"
Against this backdrop, the Court referred to the original copy of the Constitution of India and observed thus:
"…our constitution-makers depicted Lord Shri Rama and Lord Shri Krishna in the Indian Constitution, wherein, it has been shown that after winning over Ravana in the form of Satya, his wife Sita and brother Lakshman are returning to Ayodhya. Lord Shri Krishna is telling the meaning of life by giving Gita message to Gandiv-dhari Arjun."
The Court also underscored that those who wrote the Indian Constitution, had understood that without Rama and Krishna, who are the soul of India, the Indian Constitution cannot be imagined.
In such a backdrop, the Court added, when a person makes an obscene post/comment about Lord Shri Ram and Lord Shri Krishna, then it is definitely against the Indian faith and the Constitution of India and the same must be punished.
The Court referred to many instances to opine that Lord Shri Krishna and Lord Shri Ram weren't limited to Hindus only and that they were in fact very popular among the Muslims.
Court's remarks on Rama Janmabhoomi and other crucial observations
Importantly, the Court referred to the Supreme Court's decision on Ramjanmabhoomi and said that the Top Court gave the decision in favor of those who believe in 'Rama'.
"This is an example that Ram resides in the heart of every citizen of this country, he is the soul, identity, culture of this country and without 'Rama', India is incomplete. The biggest feature of Ramayana and Mahabharata is that both Maharishi Valmiki and Maharishi Ved Vyas, who originally wrote it, belong to such a society, which is called the society of small caste by some ignorant people."
Calling Lord Shri Rama and Lord Shri Krishna as the great men of India, whom the majority of the country have been worshiping for thousands of years, the Court opined that if someone makes obscene remarks about them, then it hurts the faith of their believers.
The Court also said that there are many countries in the world where there is a provision of harsh punishment for such conduct, however, India is a liberal country where there is a provision of less punishment for such acts.
"It is the duty of every citizen living in the country to respect the great men and the gods, goddess and culture of the country in which they live. If that can't also can't be done, then one should at least not make any obscene remarks on them, which hurt people's faith," the Court added.
Case title - Akash Jatav v. State of Uttar Pradesh
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