Divisions among believers help detractors: Retd judge

Divisions among believers help detractors: Retd judge

Justice N Kumar.

Retired judge of Karnataka High Court Justice N Kumar said on Sunday that judges of the Supreme Court had not seen Kukke Subramanya, but deliver verdicts “telling us what to do,” referring to the ‘Made Snana’ issue.

Inaugurating a conference on ‘Kukke Subramanya: History and Culture’ here, he said divisions among the believers had paved the way for detractors to attack traditional systems and paint them as violative of human rights.

“Our religion is not facing threat from people like Mohammed Ghazni. There is a new society questioning our beliefs. They are trying to look at our culture and beliefs from the perspective of human rights,” he said, adding such interpretations had led belief systems to be seen as discriminatory.

He called upon religious pundits to put their differences aside and write books for the common man, to guide him on the path of belief.

“One pundit condemning the other’s views has only given them (detractors) more weapons and weak spots. These pundits should sit together and harmonise their differences to make it easy for the common man to follow a path,” he said.

Mallikarjunappa J K, a professor from Davangere, said there was a science behind ‘Made Snana’ that needs to be studied.

“Instead of questioning the beliefs, research should be conducted on how they have been able to deliver people’s expectations,” he said.

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