for rediff.com on June 15, 2012
Russian prosecutors have decided against taking forward their case seeking a ban on a translation of Bhagvad Gita, bringing to end an issue that had enraged Hindus worldwide and even threatened to strain Russia's ties with India.
State prosecutors in the Siberian city of Tomsk will not challenge a lower court decision to refuse to declare the translation of the Hindu scripture as "extremist", RAPSI news agency reported.
The Tomsk Region Prosecutor's Office had initiated the case in June 2011 following its inspection of the Tomsk Society for Krishna Consciousness.
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