» 03/11/2013, 00.00
India, images of Jesus and the Virgin Mary photo-shopped to attack "Italian" Gandhis
The faces are those of Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia (President of the Congress), alongside a photo of a group of Hindu nationalists. The image appeared on the Facebook page of a group that glorifies hatred against the ruling party.
Mumbai (AsiaNews) - Jesus
and the Virgin Mary depicted - respectively -
with the faces of Rahul and Sonia Gandhi, and a caption
that reads "Italian scam". The photo-shopped image appeared on the Facebook page of
the "All India Congress Haters Association",
alongside a photo of a group of Hindutva supporters (a sectarian ideology that promotes a Hindus
state, ed), surmounted by the words "ohm Indians "(The
ohm is a sacred
mantra in Hinduism, ed.) For the Global Council of Indian
Christians (GCIC), it is
an "act of desecration that wounds, especially at this time of Lent."
George, president of the GCIC, "This is the height of
perversion, certainly not becoming the people of this great nation or members
of any religion worth its name, using sacred pictures and symbols to settle
political scores, whatever the extent of hatred with which they are filled with".
community - he said - is upset
by this gesture and together with the GCIC ask
the central government and the
state governments to take the necessary measures to stop these unscrupulous gestures, and to find
out who is behind them. Similar
actions can threaten harmony within the community. "
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