Feb 23, 1998, 12:01 AM
News Code: 9120791
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protest off sparks portrayal 'obscene' goddess' hindu parishad hindu vishwa hindu-extremist the -- irna 23, .feb delhi, new arts fine of academy the ablaze set to threatened has india of (vhp) goddess hindu of painting "obscene" an displaying for delhi new in .'sita' been has ram, lord god hindu of wife sita, lady of painting the .hussein fida maqbool artist eminent most india's by drawn sharma, lal baikunth secretary, national vhp the irna, to talking and gods hindu display and portray to allowed is body no that said ."manner obscene" an in goddesses is painting obscene the if complex entire the ablaze set will we" .sharma added ,"today removed not irna, told arts fine of academy the at authorities the meanwhile, ."incident untoward any avoid to called- been has exhibition the" said sharma painting, the of nature obscene the about asked when an in 'hanuman' desciple her of tale the on laying sita shows it" ."manner objectionable draws rescued' 'sita , titled painting hussien's of theme the having monkey, a hanuman, of legend hindu the from inspiration its .evil of symbol the 'ravana', kidnapper her from sita rescued by shown manner the in not but ji sita rescue did ji hanuman" .sharma said ,"hussein .f.m .mr controversy of centre a been past recent the in has hussein .f.m .goddesses hindu of portrayal objectionable reportedly his for drew semi-nude in goddess hindu a of portrayal his recently, the of ablaze setting the including activists, hindu from protests state western of capital ahmedabad, in painting, the of exhibtion .gujrat of as/ms/rr end