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BJP MP Hedge objects to Aamir Khan's Diwali crackers ad, asks Ceat to make ads on blocking roads for Namaz

Firebrand Hindu leader and BJP MP Ananth Kumar Hegde took objection to Ceat Tyres advertisement asking not to burst crackers featuring Aamir Khan. He wrote a letter to Anant Vardhan Goenka asking the company to make ads on Namaz on roads and inconveniences created by the practice.

BJP MP Hedge objects to Aamir Khan's Diwali crackers ad, asks Ceat to make ads on blocking roads for Namaz-ycb
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Bengaluru, First Published Oct 21, 2021, 7:19 PM IST
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Firebrand Hindu leader and BJP MP from Karnataka Ananth Kumar Hegde is left with a red face over the issue of Aamir Khan's Ceat Tyre's Diwali ad asking not to burst crackers during Diwali.

The controversy resurfaced after back-to-back controversial ads of Fabindia and Taj Mahal Tea landed in soup for using Urdu captions for Hindu festivals.

After Ceat Tyre's ad featuring Amir Khan appeared in media in which he is seen giving gyaan not to burst crackers and give way to vehicles, many right-wing leaders raised objections beginning October. Now on October 14, the MP had dashed off a letter to MD and CEO of Ceat limited, Anant Vardhan Goenka to focus on Friday Namaz blocking roads and causing inconvenience.

The MP began appreciating the CEO for the 'good message' of not to burst crackers on streets and give way to the vehicle. But in the next para, he stressed the company to highlight the issue of ambulances and fire brigades getting struck on streets due to Muslims offering Namaz on roads during Friday congregation.

Hegde who is known to launch sharp criticisms on other communities also highlighted about 'loudspeakers' used atop Masjids for Azan's (prayer call) and 'noise pollution' from it causing a nuisance to patients needing rest, workers in a different office setup and teachers teaching in classrooms. He says the list of inconveniences by loudspeakers from Masjids is long but he has mentioned very few.

He concluded the letter cautioning the company to take cognizance of the incident (ad featuring Aamir Khan for Diwali message). He asked the company to respect Hindu sentiments and not hurt the same directly or indirectly.

A few days ago young BJP MP and also Yuva Morcha president Tejasvi Surya objected to the apparel brand Fabindia's controversial advertisement of models featuring without traditional attire and bindi and also for the use of Urdu wordings 'Jashn-E-Riwaaz' during Hindu festival Diwali.

The MP took to Twitter and highlighted the 'Abhramisation' of Hindu religious festivals. He also pointed out that such companies should face an economic crisis hinting at the boycott of Fabindia products. Soon Boycott Fabindia was trending. Fearing backlash, the brand removed the controversial ad.

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