//Hindu Samithi demands immediate arrest of M F Hussain

Hindu Samithi demands immediate arrest of M F Hussain

Mangalore, Feb 25: A Karnataka-based outfit Hindu Janajagruthi Samiti has demanded immediate arrest and legal action against painter M F Hussain for allegedly painting "objectionable paintings" of Hindu Gods and Goddesses.

The samithi will hold a dharna in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office here today to protest the paintings and to demand a ban on their sale and exhibition, Shivananda Prabhu, state convenor of the Samiti, told reporters here today.

The Samithi also demanded the government withdraw all the honours including Padamshri, Padmabhushan and Padmavibhushan conferred on Hussain, Prabhu said.

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