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Obscene images of Hindu gods: Former MP Ramvilas Das Vedanti demands arrest of The Week editor

Columnist Bibek Debroy, who wrote the article ‘A Tongue of Fire’ for The Week on July 24, heads the Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council. He has quit from the magazine. He criticized the use of the tantra-based images by the magazine.
05:00 PM Aug 07, 2022 IST | Shekhar Suman Sinha
obscene images of hindu gods  former mp ramvilas das vedanti demands arrest of the week editor
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The leader of the Ram Temple movement and former MP Ram Vilas Das Vedanti has demanded the arrest of The Week editor for publishing obscene images of Hindu gods in his magazine.

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Vedanti has requested all Hindu saints to come on a common platform and condemn it. He also demanded strict action against the editor and the owner of Chennai-based The Week magazine.

Raising his concern about obscene images of Hindu gods, he said that there was an international conspiracy of spreading disbelief against Hindu gods. He accused terrorists were giving funds for creating these conspiracies.

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Demanding immediate action against this magazine, the former MP urged all Shankaracharyas, Ramanandacharyas and patrons of all sects to unite and lodge a protest with the Prime Minister and the President.

Columnist Bibek Debroy, who wrote the article ‘A Tongue of Fire’ for The Week on July 24, heads the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council. He has quit from the magazine. He criticized the use of the tantra-based images by the magazine. He said that it was a tenuous link between the content of the article and the picture.

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 Historical images of Lord Shiva and Goddess Kali were used for the article in the magazine. The images of Kali and Shiva were illustrations of Kangra painting from Himachal Pradesh.

Many people think that it was an obscene image. On August 5, a case was registered in a Kanpur police station against the editor and management of the magazine over the alleged obscene images.

In a complaint, The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state vice-president  Prakash Sharma accused that it has hurt the religious feelings of the Hindu community.  

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