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Court holds MF Husain guilty

Husain's objectionable paintings have hurt the feelings of Hindu community.

india Updated: Mar 30, 2006 10:04 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

A local Meerut court on Wednesday prima facie found artist MF Hussain guilty of tampering with the feelings of the Hindu community and asked police to register a case against him.

The order came on a petition filed by Prem Pal Singh of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad on March 20 alleging that the artist had portrayed Hindu gods and goddesses in an "objectionable" manner in his paintings.

Singh's counsel Ramkumar Sharma told reporters that the court had found Hussain guilty under various sections of IPC in the case filed in the court of Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate AK Pathak.

He said that according to these sections, Hussain had been found guilty of "making objectionable paintings to hurt the feeling of a community and of disturbing communal harmony".

First Published: Mar 29, 2006 19:26 IST