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Cigarette-holding, beer drinking Jesus in school book triggers row
Friday, 19th February 2010
Pictures of Jesus Christ holding a cigarette in one hand and a beer can in another in a book for primary classes has triggered a row in Meghalaya and the state government is now contemplating legal action against the New Delhi-based publisher.

The objectionable pictures of Jesus Christ found in the cursive writing exercise copies at a private school in capital Shillong was brought to the notice of the influential church by some guardians.

"We are shocked and hurt by this act where Jesus Christ has been portrayed in a highly objectionable manner...we condemn the total lack of respect for religions by the publisher," said Dominc Jala, the Archbishop of Shillong.
Publication : Hindustan Times
TAGS : religion  christianity  meghalaya  northeast  


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