Turns out reactionary Muslims are not the only ones who throw massive temper tantrums and demand arrests and even death when someone dares to offend their delicate religious sensibilities. Indian police have issued an arrest warrant for a cricket star for a picture that portrayed him as the Hindu god Vishnu.
A court in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday issued an arrest warrant against Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni for allegedly hurting the religious sentiments of Hindus…
The case relates to a picture on the cover of Business Today in its April 2013 edition. Dhoni was portrayed as Hindu god Vishnu with a sub title “God of Big Deals” and holding products of several companies including a shoe in his hand.
Y. Shyam Sunder, a local leader of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), had filed a petition in the court in February this year alleging that the cricketer hurt the sentiments of Hindus by denigrating a Hindu god.
And now that there is a Hindu nationalist in charge of the entire country, don’t be surprised if this kind of thing becomes more common. Religious totalitarianism strikes again.