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M F Husain booked for his paintings of nude gods

February 07, 2006 01:52 IST

Noted painter M F Husain has been booked for hurting sentiments of people through his paintings depicting nude gods, Deputy Chief Minister and Home Minister, R R Patil said Monday.

A case was registered against Husain on Saturday and the state police is conducting a probe into the allegations made against the painter, Patil said.

Several right wing Hindu organisations have raised a cry against Husain's series of paintings depicting Hindu gods and goddesses in the nude.

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad has demanded that Husain be placed under arrest for hurting sentiments of the majority community.

Meanwhile, state Bharatiya Janata Party president Nitin Gadkari has also extended support to the demand for Husain's arrest, saying that the renowned painter has hurt religious sentiments.

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Number of User Comments: 25

Sub: leave him alome

let that guy draw whatever he wants!!!

Posted by achal

Sub: Not a reason.

While the concern over the indecent paintings and the Danish cartoons are (in a way) justified, hindus giving reasons of the muslims calling for the ...

Posted by Shreya

Sub: Prophet's cartoon Vs MF Hussain's depiction of hindu gods

A great painter need not necessarily be a true gentleman. This is very true in case of MF Hussain. Our country's communists and the congress ...

Posted by citizens concern

Sub: prophet cartoons vs Reaction within India..what do we learn

A great painter need not necessarily be a true gentleman. This is very true in case of MF Hussain. Our country\'s communists and the congress ...

Posted by ravikumar

Sub: Shame on you Hussain

mother but insulted sacred art of painting. You proved that for money and cheap publicity you can go to any extent. If you have any ...

Posted by ashish



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