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Bengali artist Sanatan Dinda attracts Goddess Durga’s sketch sporting a hijab

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Bengali artist Sanatan Dinda draws Goddess Durga's sketch sporting a hijab

Ahead of the Durga Puja celebrations which can be scheduled to begin subsequent month, the political and spiritual propaganda surrounding the annual pageant has already begun.
On September 2, famend Bengali artist Sanatan Dinda posted an image of a girl, clad in a head protecting (hijab) and a face veil (niqab), on Facebook. The contentious drawing was sketched utilizing charcoal dry pastel and was accompanied with the caption ‘Maa aschen’. The phrase of ‘Ma aschen’ is a Bengali reference to the homecoming of Goddess Durga to her maternal house. It is used to explain the curiosity and pleasure that’s felt in anticipation of the Hindu pageant.
Screengrab of the Facebook publish by Sanatan Dinda
The image, posted by visible artist Sanatan Dinda, drew the ire of netizens for its portrayal of the Goddess in Hijab. BJP Mahila Morcha Vice-President Keya Ghosh wrote, “Maa Durga in hijab… by artist Sanatan Dinda.”
“Maa Durga in hijab”By artist Sanatan Dinda. He is aware of he can get away with it as a result of many mental Bengalis are going gaga over it.@Rajput_Ramesh @MODIfiedVikas kindly look into it. @HinduITCell Fb link- https://t.co/kzPc7ATwKG pic.twitter.com/srSZ7y3Mfj— Keya Ghosh (@keyakahe) September 14, 2021
She identified, “He knows he can get away with it because many intellectuals Bengalis are going gaga over it.” The BJP chief had sought the assistance of the Hindu IT Cell, ex-Shiv Sena chief Rajput Ramesh and architect Vikas Pandey.
Netizens slam artist Sanatan Dinda, declare he revealed the way forward for West Bengal
A disgusted Twitter person (@vighosh) identified the irony within the identify of the artist. “And his name is Sanatan,” he wrote.
Screengrab of the tweet
Another Twitter person, wrote, “He has drawn the future of West Bengal. Nothing else.” He recommended that girls of all Faith will ultimately be pressured to put on Hijab, regardless of their Faith.
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“What the hell is this now”, wrote one other person in disbelief.
Screengrab of the tweet
“He has drawn the future of the State. The tears in the eyes of the woman in the sketch has given us insight into what the future beholds,” one other person lamented.
Screengrab of the tweet
Azaan performed in pandal throughout Durga Puja in 2019
In October 2019, a video of azaan (the Muslim name to prayer) being performed at a Durga Puja pandal in Kolkata’s Beliaghata 33 Pally space sparked outrage on social media. Users lashed out on the organisers calling it “appeasement” and slamming their “desperation to show secularism”. Following this, an area lawyer filed a grievance and named ten folks, together with the membership secretary of the puja pandal and native TMC chief Paresh Paul. Reportedly, Pal was the first organiser of this group Puja.
The group Durga Puja at Beleghata’s 33 Pally (in south-central Kolkata) was enjoying a recording of azaan because the festivities commenced on Maha Panchami. The grievance alleged that 10 folks, together with native Trinamool Congress chief Paresh Paul, deliberately tried to “disturb the peace and tranquillity in the state” by enjoying a video of the azaan in the course of the puja. Many considered enjoying azaan from the venue of the puja as ridiculous and felt it was a deliberate and mischievous act to harm the spiritual sentiments of Hindus.