Madras HC Judge GR Swaminathan goes out of the way to protect the Kanchi Shankaracharya, who is charged with not standing during the playing of Tamil Anthem.

Justice GR Swaminathan is a known supporter of RSS and he was all praise for Golwalkar. 1/n
He says in his order “It has already been noted “Tamil Thai Vaazhthu” is a prayer song and not an Anthem. There is no statutory or executive order requiring the attendees to stand up when Tamil Thai Vaazhthu is sung. But highest reverence and respect ought to be 2/n
shown to Tamil Thai Vaazhthu. It is true that the members of the audience conventionally stand up whenever Tamil Thai Vaazhthu is sung. But the question is whether this is the only mode in which respect can be shown. 3/n
When we celebrate pluralism and diversity, insisting that there can be only one way of showing respect reeks of hypocrisy. One should not forget that a Sanyasi occupies a special place in our social and cultural life. Emperors and Kings have prostrated 4/n
before Sanyasis and Fakirs. In the epics whenever a Sanyasi entered the royal court, the King will step down from his throne and pay his respects.”

He goes on to bat for the Vijayendra Saraswathy Swamigal, (a murder case accused) 5/n
by calling him a saint and justifying his not getting up as “meditation”.

“On becoming a Sanyasi, the person suffers a civil death. He must be taken to have a re-birth. A Sanyasi primarily leads a life of piety. When in prayer, he is invariably found in a meditative 6/n
posture. Since Tamil Thai Vaazhthu is a prayer song, a Sanyasi is certainly justified in sitting in a state of meditation. In the instant case, the pontiff is seen sitting in a Dhyana posture with his eyes closed. It was his way of expressing his reverence and 7/n
respect for Mother Tamil.”

The Judge has made this observation in an unconnected case where office bearers of Naan Tamilar Katchi had approached the court for quashing of an FIR in connection with entering Kanchi Mutt with footwear.

Except one paragraph about the case, the entire judgment of Justice GR. Swaminathan is a lecture about Hindu saints, Hinduism, etc. 9/9

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