A Shiv Sena activist point a toy gun towards a caricature of M.F. Hussain during a protest against Hussain’s nude painting entitled ‘Bharat mata’ in New Delhi. If last week it was UP minister Haji Muhammed Yaqoob Qureshi offering a Rs 51 crore reward for the head of the Danish cartoonist, there were many more taking inspiration from him.
Ashok Pandey, the president of a self-styled Hindu Personal Law Board in Lucknow announced that “anyone who kills painter M.F. Hussain for making obscene paintings of goddess Sarswati and Bharat Mata; the Danish cartoonist; those in the German company printing pictures of Ram and Krishna on tissue paper and the French filmmaker desecrating Lord Shiva will be given Rs 51 crore in cash by the Board” and if Yaqoob Qureshi undertakes the job “he will be given Rs 101 crore”.
Muslim and Hindu fanatics finally agree on something shock!
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