GuwahatiI, October 11, 2018:
It may be mentioned that Baral on September 28 in a yoga camp at Duni in Darang district reportedly said that Sirmanta Shankardev isn’t a saint and there is nothing spiritual about the Namghars in Assam. Not only that, showing utter disrespect to the ‘Gurujona’, he even went on to say that the use of mustard oil for lighting earthen lamp in the Namghar is foolishness.
Baral’s comments invited immediate backlash with several organisations lodging complaints against him with the police. While Xatradhikar of Sualkuchi based Shri Shri Hati Xatra, Rajib Lochan Santa, filed an FIR against the yoga instructor at Sualkuchi police station, the Aikya
Sena Asom filed a complaint at Panbazar police station on September 30.