Jaipur: The controversy that erupted following the remarks of spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravishankar on the government schools breeding naxals, is getting more intense as a petition has been filed against the guru before a magisterial court in Jaipur.

Counsel Surendra Dhaka on Wednesday filed a petition against Ravishankar for making an obligatory comment citing that remarks of the spiritual leader was of defamatory nature and can adversely influence the nurturing  of the future of the country.

The case will be heard on Thursday.

Ravishankar has been charged under IPC 153 A, 153 B, 499 and 500 under the court of law.

In his plea, the counsel has sought stringent legal action against the spiritual leader who has been in light recently during the anti-corruption campaign led by Anna Hazare.

While addressing a function in Hindi at a school near Jaipur on Tuesday evening, Ravishankar had said that the government should privatise education and close state-run schools as they are proving to be the breeding grounds for Naxalism in the country.

The obligatory remarks soon courted controversy with the educationalist and ministers including Union HRD Minister Kapil Sibal slamming him and expressing surprise over the baseless remarks. Sibal has asked the guru that whether successful people who have studied in government schools are Naxals.

All Rajasthan School Teachers Association has also expressed disagreement over the remark and termed it to be unfortunate.

Meanwhile, the school children in Jhalana Dungri of Jaipur staged protest and set ablaze the effigy of the spiritual leader.

Demanding a public apology, Ram Krishna Agarwal, state president of All Rajasthan School Teachers Association said, “The obligatory comments of Sri Sri Ravishankar clearly speak about his mentality that he is against educating the children coming from scheduled castes, minorities and financially weak background.”

Meanwhile, Ravishankar denied his reported remarks over the government schools and Naxalism and clarified that he had not commented on all government schools running in the country but was making a special mention about those schools which are running in naxal-hit areas.