Name: Painter targeted over religious-bias

Date:  2006-present

Location:  Asia



Artist: M F Husain

Confronting Bodies: Protestors in India

Date of Action: 2007

Specific Location: Mumbai, India

Description of Artwork: A painting of a nude goddess bent into the shape of a map of India.

Description of Incident: In the case of the 91-year-old M F Husain, the protests have been both constitutional and anarchic. His paintings have been slashed and burned and spray-painted, his films banned in Gujarat, and until recently there were obscenity cases against him in courts across the country.

Although some find nothing controversial about his works, his becoming a target can be attributed to him being Muslim.

Results of Incident: Husain continues to be protested, as there is no means of countering the attacks.

Source: The Times of India

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