Chandrakant Kunjir, a trustee of a Saibaba temple in Sukhaliya area here, moved the Magistrate's Court seeking registration of case against Shankaracharya under IPC
Sections 153 (promoting enmity between two communities) and 298 (statement hurting religious sentiments).

The petitioner urged Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) Raghvendra Bhardwaj to take note of the complaint and order trial of the controversial seer. Kunjir's lawyer Shailendra Dwivedi said the court adjourned the hearing to August 7 when evidence in support of the complaint would be presented.
    
According to the complaint, Shankaracharya had allegedly called Saibaba a meat eater, thereby hurting the religious sentiments of the saint's devotees.
    
Shankaracharya courted controversy a few days ago when he claimed Saibaba was not a God and he should not be worshipped. Since then, cases have been filed against him in Shirdi, which houses the world-famous Saibaba temple, Indore and Hyderabad.

(Agencies)

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