The head of Dagestan Ramazan Abdulatipov has apologized for the desecration of the athlete statues of Buddha in Elista. A letter was sent to the head of Kalmykia Alexey Orlov, reported on the website of the head of the Republic.
“In Dagestan with a deep sense of outrage and condemnation received the news of the deed, committed by a native of our Republic in Elista. Unfortunately, ignorance, lack of culture and low level of education still leads to such shameful acts that cannot be justified”, — stated in the message.
Abdulatipov said that “the incident will not remain without adequate response”. “Will take all measures to prevent this happening in the future. Already fired the coach of the team, reprimanded the Minister of physical culture and sports of Dagestan for unsatisfactory educational work among athletes,” he said.
On 4 April it was reported that over a defiled statue of Buddha is to be performed the rite of purification. “First, the statue will be cleaned and washed out, then it will apply a special paint, the statue would be ocenivaetsa, this wiring near a juniper. Then begin to recite mantras of purification”, — quotes RIA Novosti words of the Deputy Minister of culture and tourism of Kalmykia Nikolay sandzhieva.
On Monday, the Elista city court ruled to arrest 22-year-old Dagestan wrestler. Concerning the young man criminal case under part 2 of article 148 of the criminal code (“Violation of the right to freedom of conscience and religion”).
The incident took place in Elista on the night of 2 April. 22-year-old athlete in competition-free time together with his teammates went to a Buddhist temple, celebrated there the need and kicked in the nose of a Buddha statue. He shared on the social network Regar.
Residents of Elista, who saw this clip, I arrived at the hotel, where he stayed a sportsman, and made him apologize, putting on the knees. The development of the conflict stopped arriving to the scene police. Resident of Dagestan have detained and delivered in Department of internal Affairs.
The Chairman of the government of Dagestan, Abdusamad Hamidov has arrived to Kalmykia and apologized for the vandalism personally and on behalf of all citizens of the Republic.
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