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Brent Council Apologises for Picture of Hindu Temple on Public Toilet

Photo: Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images.
Photo: Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images.

A council has apologised for putting a picture of a Hindu temple on a public toilet.

Dipa Das, a councillor in Tower Hamlets in east London, complained to Brent Council in west London on behalf of the Hindu Council UK.

The image was on an advertising screen on the toilet in Kingsbury, north London, and has now been removed.

Hindu Council UK said: “It is highly inappropriate to use Hindu deities, images, concepts or symbols for commercial or any other agenda and this issue has hurt the Hindu community very much. In fact, symbols of any faith, should not be mishandled.”

“Such trivialisation of Hindu deities, symbols and concepts is disturbing to the Hindus.”

A spokeswoman for Brent Council said: “We apologise sincerely for this error as we recognise at the locations of some of the JCDecaux advertising sites were not appropriate given the content of this campaign. No offence was intended.”