Company Removes Lord Ganesha's Image From Beer Bottle, Apologises

July 5, 2009

Author: Sudhir Kumar

Source: SamayLive.Com

The American beer company, which published Lord Ganesha image on label of beer bottle, has apologised, removing image of Lord Ganesha from the label of beer bottle and Internet.

Lost Coast Brewery, an American Beer Company, published Lord Ganesha's image on the label of ‘Indica India Pale Ale' brand. The move of the company was opposed by the Hindu Sangatanas across the world. On Friday, the issue was raised in the Lok Sabha also.

Raising the issue in Lok Sabha, Shiv Sena MP Dudhgaonkar Rao Ganesh Rao Nagarao said that the company's move has hurt religious sentiments of crores of Hindus across the globe and the Government should take action against the American company.

Owing to stringent protests, the company has removed the image of Lord Ganesha from the beer bottle and its website and extended apology.