‘The Hindu’ apologizes after featuring a cartoon showing Coronavirus in Muslim attire

 After receiving criticism, the newspaper took down the photo and re-uploaded a new cartoon with a clarification statement.

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On March 26th, the Indian newspaper ‘The Hindu’ published a Cartoon showing the Coronavirus in Muslim attire. The paper’s National Design Editor showed the virus dressed in a Pathani suit, worn by Muslims in the Indian subcontinent, and pointing an AK 47 assault rifle at the earth.

After receiving criticism, the newspaper took down the photo and re-uploaded a new cartoon with a clarification statement.

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The statement reads, “Some readers have objected to the cartoon published on March 26th, 2020, as Islamophobia. Any link to Muslims in the attire of the coronavirus was completely unintentional. The point of the cartoon was to show the world being taken captive by the virus. However, we agree that the virus should have been shown as a blob or in the form of a stick. We express our regret for the hurt or unhappiness caused. Accordingly, we are taking down the image and replacing it with one that has a neutral representation of the attire.”

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    Prime Minister (37k + posts)

    ایک کارٹون زعفرانی دہشت گرد ریاست کی دہشت گردی چھپانے کے لئے ناکافی ہے

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    Damage has already been done. I also saw a video clip of Mr Modi Speaking like a canary for the Indian Muslims – but in English. Only he is seen addressing at the rostrum and no audience are visible. Interesting. What a farce. Conveying a fake message to the west and outside especially the public supposed to be addressed does not understand English and to the public he has never spoken in English

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