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Provocation in the name of religion should not be allowed: High Court on ‘Sanatan’ issue

Chennai: Controversy has arisen over the statement given by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin’s son Udhayanidhi Stalin on Sanatan Dharma. Meanwhile, Madras High Court of Tamil Nadu made an important comment regarding Sanatan Dharma and said that Sanatan Dharma only promotes casteism and misogyny. Casteism or casteism should not be tolerated in a country with equal citizens but Sanatan Dharma is not just casteism and casteism, this religion has a broader meaning. The High Court also said that freedom of expression does not mean spreading hatred in the society in the name of religion or in any other way.

Madras High Court Justice N. A petition came up for hearing before Seshasayee, in which the petitioner argued that a circular had been issued by a college in Tamil Nadu seeking the opinion of students as to whether they should oppose Sanatana Dharma. An application was filed in the High Court against this circular. During the hearing of which the High Court said that the court is keeping an eye on the ongoing controversy regarding Sanatan Dharma. When free speech is exercised in matters related to religion, the person making such speech or statement should consider that it should not cause trouble to any other person, free speech should not be made taboo.

The court also said that somewhere it has been emphasized that Sanatan Dharma only promotes casteism and discrimination. Casteism and casteism cannot be tolerated in this country of equal citizens, even though casteism and casteism are allowed in the principles of Sanatan Dharma, they cannot be followed, because casteism has been abolished only after the constitution was made . Along with this, the High Court said that Sanatan Dharma is a set of eternal duties, which includes all the duties like duty towards the country, duty of the ruler towards the people, duty of the people towards the ruler, duty towards their parents or gurus. Are. Care of the poor was included in Sanatana Dharma

The Court further said that as religious practices progressed with time, some bad practices also got incorporated into the religion, which is a fact which needs to be removed. However, due to this weed the crop cannot be harvested. During the hearing on this application, the High Court finally said that the college circular on which objection has been raised has been withdrawn by the college, hence there is no room for dispute. The court also made it clear that freedom of expression should not be limited to hatred or incitement.

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