Denigration of Lord Ganesh stopped by Pantaloons after protest by HJS and devout Hindus

Phalgun Krushna Shashthi, Kaliyug Varsha 5111

Why we must stop such Denigration of Hindu Deities?

HJS has done following appeal to devout Hindus to stop the denigration of Lord Ganesh by Pantaloons. As per feedback given to HJS by devout Hindus, Pantaloons has confirmed that it has withdrawn all T-Shirts having picture of Lord Ganesh printed on it.

1) Feedack from a devout Hindu, Mr. Satish

From: Satish
Date: Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 5:34 PM
Subject: Protest Pantaloons and PENGUIN for denigrating Hindu deities and Hindu Dharma

Namaste ji,

I have just called pantaloons, an spoken to shwetaji, who confirmed that the t-shirts have been withdrawn. I then spoke to a very apologetic “Goldie Creato” a manager who also confirmed that this had been done. Checking their website also reveals no trace of the t shirts.

Warm regards

Satish …

2) Protest letter writtem by a devout Hindu, Mr. Chetan Kapadnis

From:   chetan kapadnis
Date:   Friday, March 05, 2010  10:41 PM
To:   [email protected] ([email protected])
Subject:  Concern over Lord Ganesh on T-Shirt by Pantaloons
 
||Sree||
 
Namaste,
We would like to bring to your attention that millions of Hindus around the world worship Lord Ganesh as their revered symbols of faith. Using the images of these Deities on T-Shirt by Pantaloons, trivializes these revered symbols of faith. The concept of putting the altered images of Lord Ganesha is downright denigrating, given that Hindus perform devoted worship and spiritual practice to experience the eternal truth that these Deities govern the universe. Hence, we urge you to immediately withdraw these T-shirts made after our revered Deities and in future not make such materials that denigrate Hindu sacred symbols.
 
This T-Shirt has Lord Ganesh’s picture printed on it with words ‘God of Hip Hop’ but the serious denigration of Lord Ganesh, a deity worshipped by billions of Hindus worldwide.
 
Kindly withdraw such denigratory T-Shirts from your stores located in India and abroad.

Response by Pantaloons to Mr. Kapadnis

From: Customer Care <[email protected]>
Date: Mar 6, 2010 11:51 AM
Subject: RE:’FutureBazaar=317-709′ Response to your E-mail
To: chetan kapadnis

Dear Mr. Kapadnis,
 
Greetings for the Day !
 
This is with reference to your below e-mail regarding the T-shirts of Lord Ganesha available at pantaloon outlet.
 
We understand the concerns raised by and confirm having forwarded this feedback to the Pantaloon Team. As per the confirmation received, let me assure you that these T-shirts will be off-the-shelf from the relevant outlets at the earliest.
 
Let me further assure you that we value our customers and there is no intention of hurting anyones sentiments.  
 
We are extremely sorry for the inconvenience and annoyance this incident has caused and sincerely apologise for the same.
 
Assuring you of our best services.

Thank you and enjoy shopping!

For help or information please contact us via phone or email.

Email: [email protected]
We will typically respond within two working days.

Phone: (022) 67-840-400
Best Regards,
Farhana Kazi

Team Customer Care

3) Protest letter by a devout Hindu, Mr. Rakesh

From:   Mr. Rakesh
Date:   Friday, March 05, 2010  05:48 PM
To:   [email protected] ([email protected])
Subject:  Protest mail against Pantaloons for denigrating Hindu deities
 
Hi Pantaloons,

I would request you to stop denigration of Lord Ganesh. Henceforth, please do not do any such kind of action with any of gods/profets/reverred gurus of any religion.  Please do not make India like US where their national flag is worn with vulgarity.

Regards,
Rakesh

Response by Pantaloons to Mr. Rakesh

From: Customer Care <[email protected]>
Date: Mar 6, 2010 11:51 AM
Subject: RE:’FutureBazaar=317-709′ Response to your E-mail
To: Mr. Rakesh

Dear Rakesh,
 
Greetings for the Day !
 
This is with reference to your below e-mail regarding the T-shirts of Lord Ganesha available at pantaloon outlet.
 
We understand the concerns raised by and confirm having forwarded this feedback to the Pantaloon Team. As per the confirmation received, let me assure you that these T-shirts will be off-the-shelf from the relevant outlets at the earliest.
 
Let me further assure you that we value our customers and there is no intention of hurting anyones sentiments.  
 
We are extremely sorry for the inconvenience and annoyance this incident has caused and sincerely apologise for the same.
 
Assuring you of our best services.

Thank you and enjoy shopping!

For help or information please contact us via phone or email.

Email: [email protected]
We will typically respond within two working days.

Phone: (022) 67-840-400
Best Regards,
Farhana Kazi

Team Customer Care

4) Protest letter sent by Mr. Amit Kakri

From:   Amit Kakri
Date:   Sunday, March 07, 2010  12:15 PM
To:   [email protected]

Subject:  Letter of Protest

The General Manager
Future Group.

Sir,

I would like to register my strong protest over the hurt caused to our sentiments by your Group. Please immediately withdraw all the T-shirts which denigrate the most revered of hindu gods Lod Ganesh from your stores.

Looking forward to your prompt response.

Regards,

Amit Kakri,
Mumbai.

Response by Pantaloons to Mr. Rakesh

From: Customer Care <[email protected]>
Date: Mar 6, 2010 11:51 AM
Subject: RE:’FutureBazaar=317-709′ Response to your E-mail
To: Mr. Kakri

Dear Mr. Kakri,
 
Greetings for the Day !
 
This is with reference to your below e-mail regarding the T-shirts of Lord Ganesha available at pantaloon outlet.
 
We understand the concerns raised by and confirm having forwarded this feedback to the Pantaloon Team. As per the confirmation received, let me assure you that these T-shirts will be off-the-shelf from the relevant outlets at the earliest.
 
Let me further assure you that we value our customers and there is no intention of hurting anyones sentiments.  
 
We are extremely sorry for the inconvenience and annoyance this incident has caused and sincerely apologise for the same.
 
Assuring you of our best services.

Thank you and enjoy shopping!

For help or information please contact us via phone or email.

Email: [email protected]
We will typically respond within two working days.

Phone: (022) 67-840-400
Best Regards,
Aditya Pathak
Team Customer Care

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