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Amazon slammed for using images of Hindu deities on women's apparels

New Delhi: An online shopping retail giant Amazon is facing protest from Hindu community who have objected over some products sold by the online shopping websitecarrying objectionable images of Hindu deities.According to a report published

India TV News Desk [ Updated: October 15, 2014 8:26 IST ]
amazon slammed for using images of hindu deities on women s
amazon slammed for using images of hindu deities on women s apparels

New Delhi: An online shopping retail giant Amazon is facing protest from Hindu community who have objected over some products sold by the online shopping website

carrying objectionable images of Hindu deities.

According to a report published in "The Hindu", Hindu community took objection to some products including 11 women's leggings carrying images of various Hindu Gods.

The angry members of Hindu community objected to the Seattle-headquartered corporation's sale of women's leggings emblazoned with images of various Hindu deities, asserting that religious sentiments were hurt by these deities adorning parts of the body.

A Hindu celeric Rajan Zed described them as "inappropriate."

Rajan said, Hindus were for free artistic expression and speech, “But faith was… sacred and attempts at trivialising… Hindu gods and goddesses was disturbing to the Hindus world over.”

The objectionable products included 11 women's leggings carrying images of Ganesha, Shiva, Brahma, Vishnu, Muruga, Bajrang Bali, Rama, Radha-Krishna, and Kali, each priced at around $50; two drawstring pants carrying images of Ganesha and Shiva, priced at $29.95; Ganesha waist yoga pant priced at $62.00; and four sneaker shoelace decorations to tie with shoelaces carrying images of Vishnu and Durga, priced at $4.99 each.

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