In an apparent reference to the Jawahar Bagh incident in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik today termed it “unfortunate” saying it has brought bad name to the land of Lord Krishna.

“Known for temple city and emotional integration, Mathura-Vrindavan has suffered a bad name recently. It is unfortunate there was encroachment in land of Gopal. The worst part of it was that it finally lead to killing of people,” Mr Naik said at a programme organised after renovation of a temple in Vrindavan.

He said the details of the incident would be revealed after a through enquiry, which is underway.

Mr Naik also assured the organisers of Mahasamprekshan Pratistha Mahotsava organised in Radha Nivas Vrindavan that he would see that plan if something is to be added to the syllabus of Sampurnanand University.

Terming Sanskrit language as the soul of the country, he said “Supremacy of cultural thoughts of the country has been established all over world since the culture of India is great.”

Earlier, he attended a religious program in Hasanand Gochar Bhumi, established by Madan Mohan Malviya in 1935. Mr Naik said that cow slaughtering may be stopped by existing laws.

“Slaughtering of the cows may be prevented if anti-cow slaughtering law is implemented in letter and spirit. He suggested people to cooperate in it,” he added, stressing that India may then really become agricultural country.

Earlier, a woman of Dhaurera village wanted to present the problems of water scarcity and open defecation before the Governor, but she was stopped, following which she broke her earthen pitcher as a protest and then retreated.