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American Hindus Against Defamation (AHAD)
Hindus Outraged at
Images of Gods and Goddesses on Shoes

American Hindus Against Defamation
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A shoe marketing and distribution firm based in California, Fortune Dynamic  has begun marketing shoes with pictures of Hindu Gods and Goddesses imprinted on them.


AHAD representative has visited Fortune Dynamic and seen the shoes being sold personally.  However, subsequently, when AHAD called up Fortune Dynamic, we were told that the shoes were manufactured over a year ago and no longer sold. 


Hindus consider shoes to be "dirty" and do not wear them at home or temples.  It is a common Hindu practice to remove shoes before entering homes or temples.  This is why, putting pictures of Hindu God and Goddesses on shoes is particularly offensive and outrageous to Hindus.


AHAD demands that Fortune Dynamic immediately withdraws the shoes from the market and issues an unequivocal apology to the Hindu community.


AHADwould like to acknowledge Mr. Ravi Adhikari, a reporter for News India Times for bringing this issues to fore. He has demonstrated the true investigative journalistic skills and spirit.

AHAD requests the Hindu community to sign the protest book at http://www.hindunet.org/ahad/shoes/ and sign the protest book.

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