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Jawed Habib salon vandalised in Uttar Pradesh after row over Durga puja ad

Sunday September 10, 2017 12:26 PM, & Agencies

Jawed Habib

New Delhi:
An angry mob on Saturday attacked a Jawed Habib salon in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao district and vandalised the shop over the use of a caricature of Hindu gods in one of his advertisements.

Police said the mob was led by workers of the Hindu Jagran Manch, who attacked the beauty salon in Motinagar in the district neighbouring the state capital.

As the mob vent its ire on the salon, some customers were trapped inside.

The activists of the Hindu outfit also threatened the owner to wind up his business or face consequences, following which a police complaint was filed, according to media reports.

A police team visited the salon and took some eyewitness account of the attack.egional Secretary of the Hindu Jagran Manch Vimal Dwivedi said sacrilege of Hindu gods would not be tolerated at any cost. “We will not allow the salon to operate,” he said.

The controversial ad in question carried the caption ‘Gods too visit JH Salon’ that led to a case being registered against the hairstylist in Hyderabad.

Habib has already offered his apology and maintains that the ad was released in Kolkata by a partner concern without his knowledge.



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