May 01, 2017

Illiterate Thugs of the Hindu Right file Poice Case Against Facebook Post of Photo of 18th century Kangra shool painting with Hindu gods in embrace

The painting in question was sold recently by Christies in New York in 2013

Rahul Bhaiji or Rahul jain recently shared a photo of this on facebook, prompting Krishnakant Tiwari, who worked for the BJP’s IT Cell, to lodge a complaint with the local police. The state’s home minister Bhupendra Singh Thakkur used to be an MLA from this area. Some behind-the-scene moves must have been made because the complaint was converted into an FIR after 10 days. Non-bailable offences under sections 153(A) and 295(A) of the Indian Penal Code (promoting enmity and hatred towards a religion) and section 67 of the Information Technology Act (publishing of information which is obscene in electronic form) were slapped on Rahul Bhaiji, who happens to be a leader of the Communist Party of India and a former national president of the All India Students Federation. To avoid arrest, he has gone underground.

read full report here: https://thewire.in/130488/ignorant-enforcers-trampling-indias-artistic-cultural-religious-traditions/