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Friday, June 17, 2005

Purveyors of Gandhi Curry in a Stew

Purveyors of Gandhi Curry in a Stew

An Australian takeaway firm, called Handi Ghandi "Great Curries...No Worries", has annoyed Mahatma Gandhi's family.

They are asking the Indian government to stop the company using Gandhi's name.

The company sells meat and vegetarian curries; including beef, which is sacred to Hindus and forbidden.

Tushar Gandhi, the activist's Bombay-based great-grandson and head of the Mahatma Gandhi Foundation, is quoted as saying:

"It's offensive..It goes absolutely against all his beliefs. Using his image to sell beef curries and such doesn't gel".

Gandhi's name and image are protected under India's constitution. However, these laws quite clearly do not apply to other countries.

It may be that the Gandhi's family will have an uphill struggle with their complaint.

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