A Controversy has erupted over a painting in the ongoing art exhibition ‘Mahatma Gandhi The True Spirit’ in Udaipur. The painting has led to controversy citing the inclusion of Ashok Parmar’s face, who is considered the face of 2002 Gujarat’s riots, in the painting besides Gandhiji.
However, Ashok Parmar, popularly known as the Face of Terror, described the inclusion of Gandhiji in the painting portrays communal harmony. He added that the painter’s motive was to disseminate a message of Gandhiji’s motto of non-violence to the country. He also said that he criticize the ones who see issues in this painting and appreciate the artist who has created the painting.
The art exhibition, ‘Mahatma – The True Spirit’ was startedon the occasion of the 152nd birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi – October 2, 2021 at Bagore ki Haveli in Udaipur, Rajasthan. The exhibition is part of ‘Azadi Ka Amrut Mahoysav’ – a countrywide campaign to celebrate 75 years of Independence andwill be concluded on October 31, 2021.