Hussain apologises, withdraws painting

published on February 8, 2006

Mumbai:Noted painter MF Hussain, who was booked by police for allegedly hurting sentiments of people by painting gods in nude, on Tuesday apologised and promised to withdraw from an auction his controversial painting depicting “Bharatmata” in an obscene manner.

Following persistent protest by Hindu Janjagruti Samiti and Vishwa Hindu Parishad against Husain displaying the painting on Websites and in an exhibition in New Delhi, the painter Wednesday said he apologised to the people for the same and promised to withdraw the picture.

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