Indo-Americans Protest Canadian Newspaper's Printing of Nude Durga Image

October 12, 2003

Source: News Today


On October 12, 2003, News Today reported that "a blasphemous nude picture of Goddess Durga, published by Canada's leading daily newspaper, The Toronto Star, has caused widespread anger and outrage among Indians the worldover...The offending photograph, accompanied a write-up on the occasion of Durga Puja on the 4 October issue of the newspaper, raises the doubt if it was an intentional effort to defame the Indian community. For Reuters had made available four photographs of Durga to its subscribers - three of them depicting the Goddess in a decent and clothed manner."