The VHP's women wing, Durga Vahini, has intensifies its protest against the nude art exhibition at the prestigious Delhi Art Gallery even as the organisers vowed not to bow down to the pressure of the outfit.
The exhibition titled, "The Naked and the Nude", which was opened opened on Saturday and scheduled to continue till March 15, showcases around 250 works by artists like Karamkar, Raja Ravi Verma, Souza, Husain, Goud and Ara.
The VHP's women wing protested outside the gallery on Wednesday but the organizers are not willing to pull down the paintings.
"We'll continue with the same exhibition and nothing is going to change. The exhibition will continue till March 15. Whatever Husain has painted is the depiction of a human body, there are no gods and godesses, no vulgar manner, so there is no reason why we should be removing Husain's paintings from the exhibition," Delhi Art Gallery Director Ashish Anand told CNN IBN Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai.
The show was temporarily shut down on Monday following protest by the VHP but resumed after getting police protection.
"We are democratic people and we are expressing feelings in a democratic manner. Our organisation only came into the picture when the administrative machinery failed," VHP spokesperson Vinod Bansal had told CNN IBN on Tuesday.
The protesters argue that the nude paintings portrayed women in a bad light.
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