UML condemns use of Buddha’s image on shoes
KATHMANUD, SEP 05 -
The CPN-UML has taken a serious exception to the use of Buddha’s image on shoes manufactured by an American company, Icon, and demanded to ban such products in the market.
Organising a press meet in the Capital on Tuesday, Valley Coordination Committee of the UML, said Buddha’s image was used on the shoes with malicious intention to disrespect the contribution and philosophy of Lord Buddha.
“The step has hurt the sentiments of millions of Nepali people and Buddhist fraternity in the world. It is done with the intention to insult the contributions and philosophy spread by Gautam Buddha,” said committee Coordinator Krishna Gopal Shrestha.
The party has also condemned the latest commercial stunt by the company. “We strongly demand that the concerned authorities ban such products and take a stern action against the company,” Shrestha said during the press meet. The party has also condemned the prime minister for remaining silent on the issue that has hurt the national sovereignty, pride and the sentiments of Nepali people.
Meanwhile, the party has also protested the recent hike in prices of the petroleum products. “Not only the petroleum products, prices of daily commodities like rice, oil, among others, and the transport fares have added to the woes of the general people. But the government is paying no heed to such issues,” Shrestha said. “Such anti-national government should immediately step down.”
Posted on: 2012-09-05 05:11