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Protest against an exhibition of and lectures on the late M. F. Husain’s last works at the V & A Museum, London

May 6th 2014 (Vaishakha Shukla Paksha Saptami, Kaliyug Varsha 5116)

Status of protest: Protest in progress

Related News: http://forumforhinduawakening.org/dharma/news/2014/05/03/appeal-devout-hindus-protest-exhibition-late-m-f-husain/

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Appeal to supporters of Hinduism

Namaste dear supporter of Hinduism,

We have received complaints from several Hindus about the exhibition of the Late M.F. Husain’s final paintings at the Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum in London from 28th May to 27th July. Also, the V & A museum have arranged three more events of gallery talk and lunchtime lecture on M. F. Husain’s paintings on 12th June, 18th June and 10th July 2014.

Below are the links for the details of events:

http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/exhibitions/mfhusain/

http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/exhibitions/mfhusain/events/

M. F. Husain blatantly trampled upon the religious sensitivities of millions of Hindus by denigrating Hindus’ revered Deities through his many anti-Hindu paintings. Below is one such denigrating painting of his to be displayed at the V & A museum.

Denigration of Lord Ganesha by M. F. Hussain

Denigration of Lord Ganesha by M. F. Hussain

You can learn more about the late Husain’s paintings at:

http://www.hindujagruti.org/activities/campaigns/national/mfhussain-campaign/intro.php

One alert supporter of Hinduism promptly wrote to the V&A Museum, bringing to their attention the anti-Hindu nature of the paintings of the late Husain (Please see below the protest email sent to the organizers). However, there has been no response from the V&A Museum.

In light of this, we appeal to you to register your peaceful, but educative and prompt protest against the exhibition and lectures on late M. F. Husain and his paintings. Let us show our solidarity to the organizers by sending emails or calling them, asking them to remove the exhibition of the late M. F. Husain’s paintings.

Devout Hindus are protesting lawfully on following Contact details:

V & A Museum’s exhibition venue details :
V&A South Kensington
Cromwell Road
London SW7 2RL
Tel. + 44 (0) 20 7942 2000 (Monday-Friday 0900-17:30, excluding bank holidays)
Collections: Paintings, designs, photographs & prints at V&A
Tel: +44 (0)20 7942 2563

Devout Hindus should protest lawfully on following E-mail ID’s:
vanda@vam.ac.uk
webmaster@vam.ac.uk

You can also submit your comments on the below link:
http://vam.altarama.com/reft100.aspx?pmi=SzH8EmXms5

The protest letter written by a devout Hindu

From Chaitanya Dev

Subject : Concerns about M. F. Husain¹s paintings to be displayed at V&A Museum, London

Sent : Friday, April 25, 2014 at 10:15 AM

To: vanda@vam.ac.uk

Namaste,

Recently, I came to know about the Indian artist late M. F. Husain’s last works to be shown at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Reference : http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-27062317

M. F. Husain’s paintings are offensive to a vast majority of the 1 billion strong Hindu population, due to his very vulgar depiction of Hinduism’s concepts and Deities. You can learn more about the denigration in late Husain’s paintings at:

http://www.hindujagruti.org/activities/campaigns/national/mfhussain-campaign/intro.php

Actually, due to Husain’s deliberately hurting the religious sentiments of Hindus and creating communal disharmony, several arrest warrants and court orders were issued for Mr. Husain by the Indian Courts. Please note that M. F. Husain had fled India to evade arrest. On the day he passed away there were approximately 1200 court cases against him. M  F. Husain’s paintings/prints do not represent the Hindu, spiritual culture of India, but denigrate it, as is evident from the offense he has caused to the worldwide Hindu and spiritual community.

Hindus are very tolerant and have lived in harmony with other religious groups for millennia. We respect the freedom of artistic expression and encourage resolving conflicts through discussion. However, Hindus also expect that artists are cognizant of their social responsibility, and not denigrate the divine and create communal discord. Given Mr. Husain’s deliberate targeting of Hindu holy symbols for depicting in perverse ways, Hindus would strongly protest this exhibition glorifying his works. Hence, I urge you to reconsider displaying M. F. Husain’s works.

Looking forward to your understanding,

Yours Sincerely,
Chaitanya Dev,
A concerned Hindu.


Latest Update:

———- Forwarded message ———-

From: VandA e-mail ‪<vanda@vam.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, May 21, 2014 at 10:21 AM
Subject: RE: Gallery Talk_June 12, 2014
To: Matthew

Thank you for sharing your concerns about the V&A’s forthcoming exhibition on M.F. Husain.

The V&A is committed to promote knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of art and design from around the world. M.F. Husain was one of the most important figures in the history of modern and contemporary Indian art. This exhibition is intended to introduce Husain’s work and contemporary Indian art to a broader audience. The series of nine paintings, which Husain was working on before he died, are an exploration of the richness of Indian civilisation, depicting India’s ancient monuments, vibrant cities and festivals as well as ordinary scenes of transport and urban households. They are not intended to cause offense.

This display is one of many by the Museum which have celebrated the diverse art and culture of India.

From the Asian Department

From: Matthew
Sent: 09 May 2014 00:35
To: VandA e-mail; WebMaster;
Subject: Gallery Talk_June 12, 2014

Namaste,

Recently i just came to know about the

Gallery Talk: M.F.Husain: Master of Modern Indian Painting

and wanted to share that actually we have been campaigning against M.F. Husain’s art as it is harmful to Hindu’s and Deities. The concepts shown are actually vulgar denigrating, and due to the paintings M.F. Husain had approximately 1200 court cases against him. A Hindu does not feel good looking at God’s/Goddesses who they devote their life to, to be displayed as obscene, nude etc.

http://www.hindujagruti.org/activities/campaigns/national/mfhussain-campaign/intro.php

Nude photos and hate for Hindu’s, which is shown through these photos and by a person who hurt so many people should not be praised.

We hope you can understand and reconsider something else to show at the event.

Kind regards
Matthew
1 of 1 billion Hindu’s

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2 Responses to Protest against an exhibition of and lectures on the late M. F. Husain’s last works at the V & A Museum, London

  1. GHANSHYAM PRABHUDAS MONANI says:

    NAMSHKAR,

    SIR

    TWO THINGS

    SEVERAL HINDUS CAN NOT COMPLAIN WHEN THE VAM IS THANKING MRS USHA MITTAL !!!

    THE MORE YOU PROTEST YOU ARE HELPING M.F.H

    NOW IF SOMEONE IN UK WILL MAKE SURE TO ATTEND THE GALLERY TALK ON

    12.06.2014 & 16.06.2014 & 10.07.2014 AND ASK EMMA ROGERS [THE CURATOR OF VAM]
    MAY BE MRS.USHA MITTAL TOO WILL BE THERE.

    ASK THESE WORTHIES

    THE SO CALLED CHAMPION OF LIBERTY M.F.H OPTED TO SEEK
    ASYLUM IN THE MOST FUNDAMENTAL MUSLIM COUNTRY QATAR
    THE HUB OF MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD ACTIVITY WHICH IS EVEN CONDEMNED
    BY OTHER ARAB COUNTRIES !!!

    NO OTHER QUESTIONS

    PLEASE VEDIO RECORD THEIR REPLIES .

    WHAT IS IMPORTANT IS TO UNMASK THE PSEUDO SECULARS .

    YOU HAVE TO DISCREDIT THEIR AGENDA

    MILLIONS OF MHF HAVE COME AND GONE ALONG WITH WENDY
    DONIGERS IN THE LAST 40K YEARS ! WE ARE STILL THERE AND WE
    WILL STILL BE THERE AS LONG AS THE SUN RISES IN THE EAST.

    • FHA says:

      Namaskar, dear Ghanshyam ji,

      Protesting the denigration of Hindu Deities is our duty unto Dharma. It is also a means to create awareness among the supporters of Hinduism and in the Hindu community at large about the denigration that is taking place. Through this we hope that someone in UK, in the vicinity of the V&A Museum will get the motivation to attend the above mentioned events and appeal to the organizers to not glorify the late M. F. Husain considering the denigration of Hindu Deities perpetrated in his paintings. That would bring about further awareness, such as among the attendees of those events.

      Gratitude,
      Seekers at Forum for Hindu Awakening
      http://www.HinduAwakening.org

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