FIR filed against rationalist K. S. Bhagwan for hurting religious sentiments

Mangalore, Sept. 23 : A First Information Report (FIR) was filed against writer and rationalist K. S. Bhagwan here on Wednesday for allegedly hurting religious sentiments.

Bhagwan, who has been receiving threats from several right-wing groups, had yesterday appealed to his critics to read his books before attacking views presented in them.

Bhagwan had received flak from several right wing groups for allegedly disparaging ancient Hindu values and scriptures.

Last month, Mangalore Rural Police had registered a suo moto case against Bajrang Dal member Bhuvith Shetty over a threatening tweet against Bhagwan.

Shetty had tweeted, “Then it was U R Ananthamurthy and now M M Kalburgi. Mock Hinduism and die a dog’s death. And dear K S Bhagwan you are next.” (ANI)