SC to Agnivesh: Think 10 times before speaking
November 08, 2011  13:15

The Supreme Court today rebuked Swami Agnivesh for his comments on Amarnath, saying, "You cannot take sentiments of people for granted. People in public life should weigh their words 10 times before speaking."


Here's the background: Swami Agnivesh had called the annual Amarnath Yatra, a "religious deception". A Haryana court has issued a non-bailable warrant against Agnivesh for his reported comments. He allegedly made the statement during his trip to Jammu in May. He had said: "I do not understand those who go for the Yatra. It is a religious deception. I do not believe in this type of religion. Religion is when you seek justice for the poor, for the oppressed."

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