Ukraine's Defence Ministry deletes tweet allegedly depicting Goddess Kali following online outrage

Following online outrage, the tweet was deleted by Ukraine's Defence Ministry

April 30, 2023 11:58 pm | Updated May 01, 2023 12:08 am IST - New Delhi

Photo: Facebook/MinistryofDefence.UA

Photo: Facebook/MinistryofDefence.UA

A tweet posted by Ukraine's Defence Ministry purportedly showing an image of Goddess Kali over a blast fume triggered online outrage following which the post was deleted.

The Twitter handle @DefenceU posted the image with the caption "Work of Art", triggering angry reactions from many Indian Twitter users who accused the Ukrainian Defence Ministry of insensitivity and hurting the sentiments of Indians.  Some Indian Twitter users even sought External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar's intervention.

"Please take note of this defamatory post that shows Maa Kali in a bad light, @MEAIndia @DrSJaishankar," tweeted one user.

Following online outrage, the tweet was deleted by Ukraine's Defence Ministry.

Top News Today

Sign in to unlock member-only benefits!
  • Access 10 free stories every month
  • Save stories to read later
  • Access to comment on every story
  • Sign-up/manage your newsletter subscriptions with a single click
  • Get notified by email for early access to discounts & offers on our products
Sign in


Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide by our community guidelines for posting your comments.

We have migrated to a new commenting platform. If you are already a registered user of The Hindu and logged in, you may continue to engage with our articles. If you do not have an account please register and login to post comments. Users can access their older comments by logging into their accounts on Vuukle.