Friday July 27, 2012
Outrage over online sacrilege of deities
THE Penang Hindu Association has protested against the portrayal of Hindu deities to resemble forms of animals, front-paged Makkal Osai.
Its deputy president P. Murugiah said Hindus worldwide were furious over the release of a team-based online game titled SMITE by a US-based company that portrayed a number of Hindu goddesses as combat characters in revealing clothes.
He said the association strongly condemned the insensitivity shown by the company towards the religious sentiments of Hindus, and called for the immediate removal of all Hindu religious characters from the game.
He said that no religion should be subjected to ridicule in any manner or exploited for commercial gain.
> A 24-year-old youth allegedly murdered his 50-year-old father with a meat chopper after being unable to bear to see his mother being constantly beaten and abused by him, reported Tamil Nesan.
Police in New Delhi arrested Danish and his mother Naima on Sunday for the murder of the man who was found dead with a deep slash on the neck at his residence.
Police said the scene of the crime was tampered with because the floor had been cleaned of traces of blood.
Danish was arrested when he was trying to flee Delhi.
Naima will be charged with trying to conceal her son's crime.
> A burglar who had developed a conscience returned jewellery he stole from a house in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, reported Malaysia Nanban. He also wrote a letter apologising to his victim, Dr Azhar Hussain.
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