Bhubaneswar,Dec 19 (Odisha.in) Strongly protesting the use of Hindu deity’s image allegedly by an American website to market its products, the RSS on Tuesday turned the incident as most unfortunate and an international conspiracy against the Hindus and Lord Jagannath.
The website has a range of apparel products using different images of Hindu gods like Jagannath, Balabhadra, Subhadra, Laxmi, and Hanuman.
“The State Government should take up the issue with the Centre and the matter should immediately be informed to the US Embassy,” RSS State Sanghachalak Ashok Das said.
On Monday, Law Minister BB Harichandan had said “We will certainly protest this and also ask the Centre to initiate appropriate action in this matter,” The RSS reaction came two days after a group of the followers in Puri filed an FIR against the e-shopping website accusing it of hurting religious sentiments by using Lord Jagannath’s image in the advertisement of undergarments.
The “mischief” played by the website had severely hurt the sentiments of Hindus. The State Government should ensure that strong actions were taken against those indulging in practices that amount to incitement of religious tension, Das said.
“The website had also tried to insult India as a nation by displaying Indian National Flag, Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and other respected persons in the underwear,” he added.