Fringe group depicts Rahul, Sonia as Jesus and Mary

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rahul_gandhi_sonia_gandhiBy Nirmala Carvalho

JESUS and the Virgin Mary depicted – respectively – with the faces of Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi, and a caption that reads ‘Italian scam.’ The digitally altered image appeared on the Facebook page of the ‘All India Congress Haters Association’, alongside a photo of a group of Hindutva supporters with the the words ‘Ohm Indians’.

The Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC) termed it is an “act of desecration that wounds (Christians), especially at this time of Lent.”

According to Sajan George, president of the GCIC: “This is the height of perversion, certainly not becoming the people of this great nation or members of any religion worth its name, using sacred pictures and symbols to settle political scores, whatever the extent of hatred with which they are filled with.”

“The entire Christian community,” he said “is upset by this gesture and together with the GCIC ask the Central Government and the State governments to take the necessary measures to stop these unscrupulous gestures, and to find out who is behind them. Similar actions can threaten harmony within the community.” AsiaNews

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