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Now, Durga shown endorsing whisky

Religious sensibilities have once again been hurt. This time, Hindu community is outraged, writes Vijay Dutt.

india Updated: Feb 14, 2006 01:47 IST
Vijay Dutt

Religious sensibilities have once again been hurt by a caricature in Europe. This time, the Hindu community is outraged and anger is spreading.

A disco bar in Greece has invited angry reactions from Indian community by prominently displaying a poster of goddess Durga promoting a whisky brand.

Large posters inside and outside the Balon Oriental Disco Bar in Athens depict the goddess carrying bottles of Southern Comfort Whisky.

“The Indian community in Athens has been trying for the last three months to have the posters removed. But they have totally ignored us,” says Paramjit Singh, originally from Jalandhar, now settled in Greece.

The Hindu community in Britain is also gearing up to join the campaign against the posters.

Bimal Krishna Das, general secretary of the National Council of Hindu Temples (UK), says letters have been sent to the manufacturers of Southern Comfort Whisky in Tennessee in America to withdraw and burn the offending posters.

First Published: Feb 14, 2006 01:47 IST