Magh Amawasya, Kaliyug Varsha 5114
O Hindus, let us pay gratitide at the holy feet of Bhagwan Shiva as we got this success on the auspicious occassion of Mahashivratri !
Effect of HJS
Mumbai : Anti-national and anti-Hindu painter M F Husain’s art work was to be auctioned by Mirage Art Gallery at Kolkata. Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS), however, opposed to it and the sale was cancelled. News about auction of anti-national and anti-Hindu M F Husain’s paintings to be held from 7th to 24th March at Mirage Art Gallery, Kolkata was published on its website. On learning about the same, Shri. Shivaji Vatkar, the Mumbai District Coordinator of HJS called up Shri. Virendra Daga and Shri. Devendra Agrawal of Mirage Art Gallery and explained to them that Husain had deliberately hurt religious sentiments of billions of Hindus by drawing nude and vulgar pictures of Hindu Deities; he pointed out to them that people strongly opposed Husain due to the same.
Shri. Daga said, “We have not displayed pictures denigrating Deities, also, we are secular; therefore, we cannot stop this exhibition and sale.” Shri. Vatkar then explained the lawful agitation undertaken by HJS and made an appeal that if the Art Gallery was really secular, cartoon drawn by an artist from Denmark of Prophet Mohammad should also be included in the exhibition; but Daga tried to give some evasive answers and told Shri. Vatkar that in case HJS issued a letter to them, it would be shown to Trustees and advocate of the Gallery to decide further course of action. Shri. Vatkar made him aware that if exhibition was not stopped despite explaining to the organizers in lawful manner, such damage caused to Dharma ‘(Dharma-haani)’ would be prevented with the help of alert Hindus. Shri. Devendra called up Shri. Vatkar after some time, and informed that the Art Gallery was not interested in creating any dispute and they were ready to withdraw Husain’s paintings from sale. They also asked whether the paintings should not be exhibited only on the occasion of ‘Mahashivaratri’. Shri. Vatkar, however, confirmed to him that Husain’s paintings are not to be exhibited or sold by anyone at any time. On Shri. Devendra’s request, Shri. Vatkar sent a protest letter seeking apology from the Art Gallery. Shri. Virendra Daga has sent an apology letter on behalf of the Art Gallery informing about exclusion of Husain’s paintings.
Protest Letter sent by Hindu Janajagruti Samiti
Shri. Virendra Daga / Shri. Devendra Agrawal,
As desired sending protest letter as follows and also attaching PDF letter with letter head duly signed. Awaiting for your reply so as to decide further course of action.
Shri. Shivaji Varkar
II Shri II
Hindu Janajagruti Samiti
Date: March 9, 2013
Mirage art gallery
701, Block P, 1st Floor, New Alipore, Kolkata, West Bengal 700053
Phone : 09674120000
Tel : 033-2400147/ 9674120000
Email : [email protected]
Kind Attn. : Shri. Virendra Daga / Shri. Devendra Agrawal
Subject : Request to stop display and sale of paintings drawn by M F Hussain through exhibition at Mirage art gallery
This refers to our today's telephonic discussions on the subject matter. I thank you for your cooperation to stop the sale/display of M FHussain's paintings. As desired by you I am writing this protest letter as follows.
As per the news and advertisement on your website www.mirageart gallery.in that there will be display / sale of paintings drawn by M F Hussain, anti-national and anti-Hindu painter M F Hussain from 7th March 2013 to 24th March 2013 at your premises.
We would like to bring to your notice that M F Hussain has hurt the Religious and National sentiments of crores of Hindus and Indians through his blasphemous paintings of Hindu deities and Bharat Mata (Mother India). This has resulted in promoting enmity between different religious groups and disturbing National integrity and harmony. He was accused of committing offences under section 2 of the prevention of Insults to National Honour Act.
Hindu Janajagruti Samiti is a registered NGO doing social, religious and National welfare work. Devout Hindus doing voluntary charitable work have formed this Samiti. Samiti is active throughout India and educating people about Dharma in scientific way and solving problems connected with National, Religious and social field. We strongly object to your display/sale of paintings of ‘Anti–National’ and ‘Anti–Hindu’ M F Hussain.
Please note that in view of the above, various organisations and Indian citizens are not keen on any exhibition, distribution or sale of any of the paintings of M F Hussain. A long list of successful campaigns against M FHussain can be seen on our website at : https://www.hindujagruti.org/activities/campaigns/national/mfhussain-campaign/
(e.g. removal of Hussain’s paintings from ABN Amro Bank's Credit Card, NGO Khushi's auction of 6 crores of rupees painting, Tao Art Gallery, India International Trade Center (New Delhi) etc.)
In view of this display of paintings of Anti-Hindu and Anti-National painter M F Hussain will amount not only to assisting an accused person but also further hurting religious sentiments of Hindus and National sentiments of Indians. In fact Hussain has also not spared animals as he has depicted his cruelty and perversion towards animals by drawing pictures of sexual union between animals and Hindu Goddess and human beings. e.g. He has drawn a painting showing a bull copulating with Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva watching on Mahashivratri, another painting shows Hindu Goddess Durgadevi in sexual union with Lion.
Hence you are requested to immediately stop display/sale of paintings drawn by Anti-National and Anti-Hindu painter M F Hussain through exhibition and honour the National sentiments of Indians and religious sentiments of Hindus.
In view of above and as per our discussions please email your reply indicating prompt action taken in the matter.
Shivaji Vatkar, Tel .09322533595
Coordinator, Hindu Janajagruti Samiti,
Reply given by Mirage Art Gallery
From : Mirage Art Gallery <[email protected]>
To : Shivaji Vatkar
Shri Shivaji Vatkar Ji,
Coortinator, Hindu Janajagruti Samiti,
After receiving your protest letter dated 9th March 2013, our management has decided to stop displaying the paintings drawn by M.F Husain in the exhibition.
Mirage Art Gallery
Next reply of Shri. Vatkar to Mirage Art Gallery
From: SG Vatkar
Date: 10 March 2013 06:14
Subject : Re : Request to stop display /sale of paintings drawn by M F Husain through exhibition at Mirage art gallery
To: [email protected]
Mirage Art Gallery,
1. Dhanyawad for your positive response in saving Hindu Dharma.
2. Our representatives will be visiting your Gallery to thank you as well as to check any M. F. Hussain's paintings are displayed / sold or not.
3.You are requested to update your website indicating M F Hussain's paintings are NOT sold / displayed by Mirage Art Gallery. Also as agreed by you please email official letter with Art Gallery's letterhead at the earliest
4.Hoping your cooperation in Nation building and saving Indian culture, Hindu Dharma in future,