Monday, February 22, 2010

Jesus picture row: Meghalaya cops to question Delhi publisher

A team of the Meghalaya Police is expected to reach the national capital shortly to question the publisher of Class I cursive writing textbooks that depicted Jesus Christ in poor light and sparked off resentment among Christians who constitute 80 per cent of the state population.

An FIR against the Delhi publisher was lodged by the principal of St Joseph’s Girls Higher Secondary School after the textbooks — which carried a picture of Jesus Christ holding a cigarette and a beer can — reached her school.

DSP Vivek Syiem (Crime) told The Indian Express on Sunday: “We will send a police team to New Delhi to question Ram Mohan Jha of Skyline Publication. He will be taken into custody if we manage to get an arrest warrant against him from court.” He added that the controversial textbooks had been seized from distributors in Shillong.

Full report here Indian Express

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