In the wake of protests over an exhibition of modern nude art here, the government today said freedom of expression should be respected and anyone having any objection to the display of creativity should reach to appropriate forums and not create nuisance.
"There should be freedom of speech, expression, display of art. Those who want to protest, should lodge it at appropriate forums and not reach the galleries and create nuisance," Minister of State for Home R P N Singh told reporters here.
His comments came a day after the exhibition showcasing a retrospective on modern nude art ran into trouble with right wing activists forcing it to shut down temporarily and organisers reopening it with police protection.
The exhibition, which opened in the city this Saturday and scheduled to continue till March 15 showcases around 250 works by artists like
Karamkar, Goud and Ara.
The protesters objected to the "indecent pictures" that showed women as a mere commodity.
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