Russian Hindus can take a sign of relief as their plight has been noticed by a powerful Russian leader.
In order to highlight the extremist activities of Alexander Dworkin, a radical preacher, against Russian Hindus, Valeriy Fyodorovich Rashkin, a prominent Russian Member of Parliament (Duma), has filed an enquiry against Dworkin and sent it to the heads of Law Ministry of Russia, General Prosecutors Office, Federal Security Agency and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia. Rashkin wants to put the issue forward for detailed analysis, by the other prominent figures in Russian, as well as Indian Politics, including Vladimir Putin and Narendra Modi.
“Dworkin’s extremist actions against one of the world’s biggest Religions, Hinduism, should be put to an end”, said Rashkin, while speaking to journalists who gathered outside the building of the Federal Security Agency in Moscow, Russia, to discuss the recent demonstrations outside the Embassy of Russia in India and at Ram Lila Maidan, where the Effigy of Dworkin was burnt.
During his speech, Rashkin stressed on the efforts that his party (The Communist Party of Russia) had made during their reign in order to build a strong bond of Friendship with India. He also stated that Dworkin’s extremist publications and public appearances should be banned by the Federal Security officials. Further, he said:
“Dworkin, according to me, and many other party members is a threat to all of that. By spreading discrediting and false information about Hinduism, Dworkin wants us to lose our best friend, India.”
His inquiry also includes the text of a petition published by Prasun Prakash, the Public Affairs Director of the Centre for Promotion of Conservation and Development of Indian Culture. An independent Investigation by a popular Russian Blogger “ Rovego ”, who writes on Live Journal on the Methods of Persecution by Alexander Dworkin, will also be attached to the inquiry.
Rashkin also stated the fact that only mutual and bilateral efforts by both countries, India and Russia, would lead to an ultimate solution of this problem. Political figures of the two friendly nations will have to sit down on the same table and solve this issue, or else Russian Hindus will continue to face persecution at the hands of people like Alexander Dworkin.
It is worth mentioning that over 1,500 people assembled in front of the Russian Embassy in New Delhi recently to register their concern for the safety of Russian Hindus who are allegedly being hounded by Alexander Dworkin.
Alexander is the same man who had initiated the campaign to ban Bhagwad Gita in Russia a few years ago.