Kaali poster row | Aga Khan Museum apologises for hurting non secular sentiments

A day after the Indian Excessive Fee in Canada urged the Canadian authorities to withdraw the provocative materials associated to Hindu gods from the poster of a movie showcased on the Aga Khan Museum, the museum authorities in Toronto have now come ahead to apologise for hurting the non secular sentiments of Hindus. The microblogging website Twitter has additionally eliminated the poster of the movie shared by its maker Leena Manimekalai wherein the goddess was seen smoking and holding the pleasure flag of LGBTQ neighborhood.

In its letter of apology, the Aga Khan Museum wrote that the Toronto Metropolitan College has introduced collectively works from college students of numerous ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Below the identical, every pupil was exploring their particular person sense of belonging as a part of Canadian multiculturalism for the venture named ‘Below the Tent’. These works have been hosted as soon as on the Aga Khan Museum on July 2, within the context of the museum’s mission to foster intercultural understanding and dialogue by the humanities.

“Respect for numerous non secular expressions and religion communities kinds an integral a part of that mission. The presentation is not being proven on the museum. The museum deeply regrets that one of many 18 brief movies from ‘Below the Tent’ and its accompanying social media publish have inadvertently prompted offence to members of the Hindu and different religion communities,” the letter additional stated.

Movie-maker’s poser

Reacting to Twitter eradicating her movie’s poster, Ms. Manimekalai questioned if Twitter would additionally withhold the tweets of the hate mongers as properly.

“That is hilarious. Will Twitter withhold the tweets of the 200000 hate mongers? These lowlife trolls tweeted and unfold the exact same poster that they discover objectionable. Kaali can’t be lynched. Kaali can’t be raped. Kaali can’t be destroyed. She is the goddess of demise,” she wrote on the microblogging website.

The microblogging website wrote that the tweet from Ms. Manimekalai has been withheld in India in response to a authorized demand.

FIR in Guwahati

In the meantime, two organisations in Assam have lodged a primary data report (FIR) demanding punitive motion towards Ms. Manimekalai for “hurting non secular sentiments” with the poster of her documentary Kaali.

The Hindu Suraksha Manch and the United Belief of Assam lodged the FIR collectively on the Dispur police station in Guwahati on Tuesday.

The complainants stated the poster depicts Goddess Kaali in a way “unacceptable by any Hindu” and that it was a “deliberate distortion of the Hindu faith and tradition with malicious intent to insult Hindu non secular emotions”.

(With inputs from Assam)

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