Visakhapatnam, Feb 3: Massive protest from the workers of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Sunday, forced the organisers of the fashion week here to cancel the event.
The members of the Hindu outfit staged their protest after a designer displayed his dresses with the image of god Ganesha.
According to the local police, the VHP had lodged a complaint against the organisers and the event had to be called off.
It has been reported that exhibiting images of Lord Ganesha on the garments of models in the fashion show was being shown in the Park Hotel, we are investigating the matter,” K. Lakshmana Murthy, a local police official.
The VHP stressed that such fashion shows was degrading the culture of the country.
We condemn such fashion shows and moreover, printing the images of Gods and Goddesses on the clothes is also condemnable,” said G. Radhakrishna, VHP vice-president.
On the other hand, the designer in question, James Ferreira said that he just wanted to spread the message that god is everywhere.
“I think Ganpathi is one of the cutest gods in the world and I just associated him to the little angels from Italian renaissance. So what I wanted to do was to show people that god is everywhere and god is everything,” said James Ferreira.
The four-day long- fashion week in the coastal city of Andhra Pradesh was started on Feb uary 1. (ANI)