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India: Attack by VHP goons on an art exhibition of Pakistani and Indian artists - Statement by SAHMAT and Communalism Combat

17 August 2013

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Safdar Hashmi Memorial Trust (SAHMAT)
29, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi -110001
Tel.No. 011-23381276, 23070787
email: sahmat8 at yahoo.com

August 17, 2013

Statement

SAHMAT and Communalism Combat strongly condemn the latest attack by VHP goons on an art exhibition of Pakistani and Indian artists, ‘An Art Affair’, at the Amdavad Ni Gufa, Ahmedabad , on August 16, just a day after India had celebrated independence day across the country. This was the latest attacks on the same venue by the same right-wing groups. The Gufa had been vandalised earlier, in 1998, when it was called Husain-Doshi ni Gufa; in that attack the target was MF Husain’s paintings. The second attack was in 2006.

Strong arm tactics of this nature against the creative community cannot be tolerated in any measure.We demand that the concerned authorities arrest the perpetrators of the crime without any delay.

SAHMAT

Communalism Combat