Thiruvananthapuram – MB Rajesh, a Communist leader made derogatory remarks against Adi Shankaracharya at an event. He stated that Shankaracharya was the “implementer of the cruel caste system based on Manusmriti”.
Condemning Rajesh`s statement, Union Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan said Adi Shankaracharya was the Vedanta Philosopher. Rajesh is attempting to divide Hindus by making such statements. He added that his statement showed the intolerance of the communists towards ancient Indian traditions and philosophy. Union Minister said even a hundred Communists’ manifestos could not match the philosophy propagated by Adi Shankaracharya.
Kerala: Communist leader insults Adi Shankaracharya, calls him ‘a strong advocate of cruel caste system’ https://t.co/clyhR8NcRP
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