Mumbai, Feb 10 (PTI) Hindu Janjagruti Samiti (HJS) today lodged a police complaint against Nafisa Ali of Action India, an NGO, which had organised an exhibition of controversial paintings of M F Hussain depicting gods and goddesses in nude.
The complaint was lodged with Kanjurmarg police station against Nafisa, Sharan Apparao, Curator and organisers of the auction.
The complaint said Nafisa of Action India had said in an television interview that the controversial painting of Bharatmata, painted by Hussain in nude, was sold for Rs 80 lakh in the auction.
The complaint alleged that Nafisa had aided and abetted the crime and she must be booked under the Anti-national Act.
Meanwhile, HJS continued its stir against Hussain by organising protest demonstrations near suburban Andheri railway station for painting gods and goddess in nude.
On Hussain tendering apology, HJS spokesperson Ramesh Shinde said in a statement here that it was a drama as he had earlier also made similar apologies but continued to paint nude gods and goddesses.
Even Sharan Apparao had announced earlier that it was withdrawing the Bharatmata painting of Hussain from the auction. "It is clear that Hussain, Nafisa and Sharan Apparao had fooled the public", HJS spokesperson added.
Interestingly, HJS said, the controversial Bharatmata painting was present on the auction website throughout the auction and was removed only yesterday after the painting was declared "sold out".
Earlier, HJS had lodged a complaint against Hussain following which the painter tendered an apology.
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