The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) issued a defamation notice amounting to ₹100 crore to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Member of Parliament Maneka Gandhi on Friday. This move comes in response to her questioning the organization's practices regarding the care of cows in its gaushalas (cowsheds).
In a viral video of the former Union Minister, whose date is unspecified, Ms. Gandhi is heard making allegations against ISKCON. In response, Radharamn Das, the vice-president of ISKCON, released a statement stating, "Today, we have sent a ₹100-crore defamation notice to Maneka Gandhi for levelling completely unfounded allegations against our organisation."
Expressing deep distress over the accusations, Mr. Das emphasized that the organization is committed to pursuing justice against what they perceive as "defamatory, slanderous, and malicious accusations." ISKCON, established by Srila Prabhupada in 1966 and headquartered in Mayapur in West Bengal’s Nadia district, is a globally recognized Hindu religious and spiritual order with a substantial following worldwide.
In a recent video published by Iskcon preacher Amogh Lila Prabhu where he shared and explained how iskcon is contributing in serving of gaushalas and gaumatas.