Have been in touch with Indian embassy in Moscow: Iskcon

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Bhagwad Gita
New Delhi, Dec 20: As the issue of a demand for a ban on the Bhagwad Gita triggered a political storm here, Iskcon, which is spearheading the campaign to prevent a negative ruling, on Tuesday said it has been in touch with the Indian embassy in Moscow for quite some time over the matter.

"We have been in touch with Indian embassy in Moscow for the past few months. Indian Ambassador (Ajai Malhotra) was very helpful. I have met him personally," Iskcon's governing body commissioner Gopal Krishna Goswami told PTI.

He also said that a letter was written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's office just days before his recent visit to Russia. "Basically, we just told them (PMO)... we explaied the situation so that he can discuss the matter during his visit," Goswami said. Asked when he had written the letter, Goswami said, "I think a few days before his depature. May be a week before his departure." 

PTI

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