CPI-M condemns attack on Hussain paintings

August 25th, 2008 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Monday condemned the attack on a photo exhibition held in protest against the non-inclusion of M.F. Hussain’s paintings at the India Art Summit.The CPI-M said in a statement that it “strongly condemns the attack by Hindu chauvinist elements”. It demanded that the culprits be brought to book.

A group of protesters claiming to be from the ‘Shri Ram Sena’ Sunday vandalised an exhibition of printed works of Hussain, who is in self-exile after some Hindu groups threatened to prosecute him over his paintings of Hindu gods in the nude.

The exhibition was organised by SAHMAT, a cultural organisation, as a protest against the exclusion of Hussain’s works at the India Art Summit here that ended Sunday.

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