New Delhi: Amidst raging controversy over inhumane treatment by a Shantiniketan warden with a 10-year old girl child, noted social activist Swami Agnivesh has once again sparked controversy by coming out in support of administering a person his or her own urine who has a habit of bedwetting.

Recently a warden of Shantiniketan of Visva Bharati University was accused of forcing a girl child to drink her own urine as a punishment for bedwetting.

Giving a bizarre explanation in support of the atrocious practice, Agnivesh said, “There is no need to create hype on the matter as the warden has done anything wrong. Drinking one’s own urine is an ancient method of Ayurvedic treatment.”

Coming out in support of the warden, Agnivesh also added, “Why is everyone making fuss out of it and accusing the women as if she has committed a heinous crime? Drinking one’s own urine helps in overcoming the bedwetting habit and the warden has also tried to do the same.”

“When I was young, I too had the habit of bedwetting and I was once asked to drink my own urine,” he asserted.

He also lashed out at media and criticized it for blowing the issue beyond proportion. Swami’s views over the issue have courted a lot of criticism for him on social networking site- Twitter. Disgusted with his views on the advocacy of the method of punishment used by Shantiniketan warden against the minor girl, people have termed it grossly inhumane and inappropriate to the canons of civilized society.

Swami Agnivesh’s penchant for controversy is well known. Earlier, he was attacked for his sarcastic comments on Amarnath Shrine Shivlingam. He is often criticised for his views and comments over religious and political issues. His statements criticising government’s actions against Naxalites were criticized by many in the past.

Meanwhile, the warden accused of forcing the minor girl to drink her own urine was arrested following the complaint of the girl's parents but later she was released on bail.

JPN/Bureau

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