Women's Undergarments Draw Protest by Hindu Leaders

February 7, 2005

Source: The Times of India


On February 7, 2005 The Times of India reported, "an American online store selling women's undergarments featuring images of Hindu Gods and religious icons has angered members of the community who have demanded their immediate withdrawal from the website. In an ad for women's thongs, Cafe-Press.com has on display hundred per cent cotton 'Hindu God Shiva classic thong' priced at USD 12.99 with the religious deity's face, another called 'iGod Shiva Classic thong' for USD 15 makes a statement 'Namaste it loud. Your're Hindu and you're proud'... Leading the protest for the products withdrawal is the American Hindus Against Defamation (AHAD), the largest Hindu anti-defamation group in North America comprising several Hindu organisations."