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Hyderabad Swami externed for 6 months

THE ASIAN AGE. | ASIF YAR KHAN
Published : Jul 12, 2018, 1:34 am IST
Updated : Jul 12, 2018, 1:33 am IST

The police on Monday had placed Swami Paripoornananda under house arrest at his Jubilee Hills residence.

The police said that the pontiff was externed from Hyderabad under the Telangana Prevention of Anti-Social and Hazardous Activities Act. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
 The police said that the pontiff was externed from Hyderabad under the Telangana Prevention of Anti-Social and Hazardous Activities Act. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

HYDERABAD: Sri Peetham pontiff Swami Paripoornananda of Kakinada was externed from Hyderabad for six months for making “provocative statements”. He was escorted by the police to an ashram in Kakinada on Wednesday.

The police said that the pontiff was externed from Hyderabad under the Telangana Prevention of Anti-Social and Hazardous Activities Act.

Two days ago, Tollywood actor and film critic Kathi Mahesh was externed from the city for reportedly making derogatory comments against Hindu gods in a news channel, resulting in protests in the city.

The police on Monday had placed Swami Paripoornananda under house arrest at his Jubilee Hills residence. He was scheduled to lead a Dharmika Chaitanya Yatra from July 9 to 11 from the Shiva temple in Bodduppal to Yadadri by chanting Sri Rama in protest against the comments of Kathi Mahesh.

The pontiff had condemned the controversial statements made by Kathi Mahesh and said that it was improper for him to talk about Lord Rama who is worshipped and revered by lakhs of people across the country.

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