'Foolish to question religious practices in court'

'Foolish to question religious practices in court'

S L Bhyrappa

Writer S L Bhyrappa, on Wednesday, said it was foolishness to question religious practices in court.

When reporters asked him about two women who entered the Sabarimala temple in Kerala, he said religious practices were based on beliefs. "The gods took the support of Chamundeshwari Devi to defeat Mahishasura, a demon, as per the puranas. Is it possible to approach the court, alleging injustice to men by Chamundeshwari, a woman?" he said.

The writer said there were attempts to impose Communist beliefs in India. "This is underway ever since Jawaharlal Nehru became prime minister," he said.

To a query on introduction of English medium in government schools, Bhyrappa said, it is not a good move. "Private institutions are making money by glorifying education in English medium. Now, the government is heading the same way," he said.

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