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Sania's effigy burned in Hyderabad

Activists of a little-known unit protest against her poster which they claim hurt their feelings. Sania vs Russians

india Updated: Sep 19, 2006 19:09 IST

Activists of the little-known Priyanka-Rahul Brigadeon Tuesdayburned the effigy of tennis star Sania Mirza to protest against a poster which they claimed hurt their sensitivities.

Shouting slogans against Sania, the activists burnt the effigy at the busy Basheerbagh junction in front of the Sports Authority of Andhra Pradesh (SAAP) office and Journalists Union Office buildings.

Sania, during a promotional programme for Lotto shoes, had signed on her life size protrait after walking the ramp.

The portrait shows her holding a guitar painted in saffron and green colours on either sides of the body and white on the narrow neck up to its head, resembling the tri-colour. Her foot is on the ramp where the guitar rests.

First Published: Sep 19, 2006 18:56 IST