A Russian court on Wednesday rejected a ban on a translated version of ‘Bhagawad Gita’. The prosecutors in the Siberian city of Tomsk had urged, that the Russian translation of the book promotes “social discord” and hatred towards non believers.

Moreover, the court’s decision brought an end to a six-month long legal battle that caused anger among believers around the world and forced New Delhi to take up the matter with Moscow.

“We have won the case. The judge has rejected the petition,” said Sadhu Priya Das of ISKON, Moscow, who is also the Chairman of newly formed Hindu Council of Russia.