Monday, November 15, 2004

Condemning the arrest of Hindu pontiff Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi, various Muslim clerics on Monday came out in his support, demanding his immediate release and dropping of all charges against him.
In their statement, Muslim leaders said putting a "senior religious leader" of this stature with other criminals in jail was "highly deplorable".
They referred to reports that he was not being provided his traditional food.
"His age (70) factor has not been taken into account. Such treatment is not even given to hardened criminals. The Shankaracharya is a global leader," the statement said.

Yeah…I think they are just taking a ‘preemptive strike’ and making sure that they are not subjected to the same treatment in future.

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