Tuesday, July 24, 2012

This is What I wrote to Icon Shoe Producer


Dear icon shoe producer,

I am Buddhist man Living in India.

I am so disheartened to see the kind of disgrace and injustice your company have done to Buddhism by putting Buddha's picture on the shoes. In our religion, Buddha is our master, he is our light in the darkness, he represents our hope for this life and life after, he is our everything. Therefore we Buddhist do not think that our master seriously do not deserve to be put on your shoes and other inappropriate articles.  

I would like to urge your company to do the needful things before it is met with a serious consequences in the form of mass customer protest and other charges under the existing international law on respect for religions. This is a serious religious offence and we Buddhist world take it very seriously. 


PSN

3 comments:

  1. Shocking. I thought it was prank by some anti-Buddhists but when i researched I was more shocked to see lots of shoes with our Lords picture.
    Thanks for alerting. I will blog about it too and take the matter to whereever I can reach.
    We are Buddhist, we love Buddha, but we are not Buddha, we can be worse than they have assumed.

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  2. I have written to Amazon and Icon. The email to amazon is as follows:

    "Dear Sir/Madam,

    I would like to present my strong objections to your company abetting the sale of footwear products from "Icon Shoes" featuring images of the Buddha. This is inappropriate, disrespectful and a sign of cultural ignorance at best and intolerance at worst. I insist that your company to cease the sale of such products on your website with immediate effect and deal respectfully and sensitively with the remaining stock.

    The freedom of speech and an artist's creative license should not impinge on the rights of others. Any self-respecting and honourable artist would not produce work of such a defamatory nature and I urge your company not to support them.

    Should your company fail to to take any action or respond within a reasonable time frame, I will be speaking to an attorney, and will commence activist action. "

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  3. FIR No. 349 dated September 1, 2012 lodged by SHO, Model Town Police station, Rewari (Haryana - India) against Icon, eBay India and Amazon.com for insulting Lord Buddha image on shoes under section IPC 295-A, 120-B read with section 66-A of the IT Act.
    Where as Abhishek Kadyan and Sukanya Kadyan taken up this matter with the Delhi Police.

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