Police action on artists is unfortunate: Raje CM

Jaipur - Row over an art installation and the police action on artists over showing a dummy cow at the Jaipur Art summit being held at Jawahar Kala Kendra in Jaipur, has snowballed.

Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje  took to the social media to express her disapproval of the high-handedness of the police.

She tweeted that the SHO and officials concerned have been removed and that she has spoken to the artists personally.

The Police Commissioner has also been asked to tender an apology to the artists, she said.

Yesterday, the use of a dummy cow as a mid-air art installation to convey the message of saving the animal from eating plastic waste at a summit created controversy.

Some activists of the Hindu brigade raised objection to it and forced the organisers to pull it down.

The dummy made of plastic and hooked to a balloon was installed in the open area of the Jawahar Kala Kendra (JKK), a centre of cultural and artistic activities, and was floating around 200 feet height which caught attention of activists who objected and called the police.

After the police picked up two artists for interrogation, the organisers were forced to remove the dummy to pacify the things. The incident has infuriated the artists and social activists.

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