Activists demand removal of Manu idol from Rajasthan HC premises

A group of activists, including some advocates, on Tuesday, announced launching of an anti-Manu campaign and demanded the removal of Manu idol installed in the premises of Rajasthan High Court.

Activists demand removal of Manu idol from Rajasthan HC premises

A group of activists, including some advocates, on Tuesday,  announced launching of an anti-Manu campaign and demanded the removal of Manu idol installed in the premises of Rajasthan High Court.

“The Manusmriti has anti-women and anti-Dalit verses. With such scriptures, discrimination against women and Dalits cannot be eradicated. Hence, the decision to launch a campaign against Manusmirti was taken," advocate Premkrishna Sharma said.


The anti-Manu campaign was announced in a meeting of Dalit activists in Jaipur.

The activists demanded that the idol of Manu installed in the High Court premises be removed. It was decided that a delegation would meet the Chief Justice of the High Court with this demand, Sharma said.

On March 3, 1989, the Rajasthan Judicial Officers Association sponsored by the Lions Club had installed a Manu idol in front of the lawn of the high court with the permission of the high court. However, objections were raised for installing such a statue in front of the HC.

The full bench of HC later directed to remove the idol from the premises which was challenged by Acharya Dharmendra.