Protest : Display of anti-Hindu M F Husain’s paintings by DAG Modern Art Gallery

  • It is so infuriating that art work of such perverted and anti-Hindu artist is kept on exhibit in a country where Hindus are in majority !

  • In an exhibition of art work by Indian artists, paintings by M F Husain, who has drawn indecent paintings like nude Bharatmata and vulgar paintings of Hindu Deities, are on display !

  • Organizers turn down patriotic citizen’s request to withdraw Husain’s work from the exhibition !

dag_art_galleryDAG Modern announced its 20th Century Indian Art Auction to be held on December 6, 2016 in New Delhi. This auction will showcase Indian art from the 20th century, featuring 70 artworks comprising paintings and sculptures by 66 Indian artists; including artists from Shantiniketan and Chola Mandal.

Paintings made by anti-Hindu artist M F Husain, who has drawn indecent pictures of Hindus’ Deities; so also of nude Bharatmata have been included. Patriotic citizens requested Anika Mankapur, one of the organizers of this exhibition to remove paintings by M F Husain but she turned down their request.

On realizing that M F Husain’s paintings were displayed in the exhibition, a patriotic citizen called Anika Mankapur, one of the organizers. She told the caller, “It is your personal opinion. Husain is an internationally known artist. His paintings will not be removed. We are professionals. We are going to sell these paintings.” This matter was informed to ‘Dainik Sanatan Prabhat’s representative by the patriotic citizen.

On 25th November, the exhibition was kept open only for pass-holders. It will be open for public from 26th to 28th November from 11.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. On 6th December, the exhibition will be held at New Delhi and later, it will also be held at Chennai, Bengaluru, Bhagyanagar and Pune.

The city preview schedule is as follows:

Mumbai – November 25, 26, 27 and 28 at DAG Modern, Kala Ghoda
New Delhi – December 4,5 and 6 at The Leela Palace, Chanakyapuri

MF Hussain has hurt the Religious and National sentiments of crores of Hindus and Indians because of his blasphemous painting of Hindu deities and naked Bharat Mata.

More than 1,250 police complaints have been lodged against him and lot of court cases are going on against him throughout India. He has been accused of outraging religious sentiments, promoting enmity between different religious groups, selling obscene material and disturbing National integrity, thereby committing offences under several sections of the Indian Penal Code. He has also been accused of committing offenses under section 2 of the prevention of insults to National Honour Act.

Further the Mumbai Police Special Branch is investigating the matter and appropriate action would be taken against M. F. Hussein in due course. The proposed Roopdhar award 2006, Raja Ravi Varma Award, auction of his Rs. 6 crore painting by Khushi Foundation at the Turf Club and others have been cancelled and his paintings from various exhibitions were removed due to large number of protests throughout India. Prestigious and largest ‘India Art Summit’ at Pragati Maidan New Delhi has not displayed any paintings of M.F. Husain for last two years.

In spite of this It is very shocking and painful to know that DAG Modern have included the painting by M F Hussain in this exhibition.

In view of above we requests all readers to appeal against this auction peacefully and lawfully by either writing an email or calling the numbers below requesting to remove M.F. Hussain’s paintings from upcoming auction.

Patriotic citizens are registering protest on the following contact details

DAG Modern Art Gallery,
58, Dr. V.B. Gandhi Marg
Kala Ghoda Fort
Mumbai – 400001
T: +91 – 22 – 49222700
Email: [email protected]

DAG Modern Art Gallery,
11, Hauz Khas Village
New Delhi – 110016
T: +91 – 11 – 46005300
Email: [email protected]

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The Leela Palace,
Chanakyapuri, Diplomatic Enclave,
New Delhi, Delhi 110023
T: +91 – 011 3933 1234
Email : [email protected]

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