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Modi critic removed from cultural panel

Noted British sculptor Anish Kapoor, a critic of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was removed from a panel in Rajasthan. Only two days ago he was nominated by the BJP government to the governing body of the culture-related panel.

Mr. Kapoor, who was among the 12 members nominated to the Governing Body of the Jawahar Kala Kendra (JKK) — a multi-arts centre — at Jaipur on November 16, had recently objected to Mr. Modi’s visit to the U.K.

In an article published in The Guardian on the day Mr. Modi landed in London, Mr. Kapoor accused Mr. Modi of tolerating “a saffron-clad army of Hindu activists who monitor and violently discipline those suspected of eating beef … .”

On November 16, the State government issued a list with names of members of JKK Governing Body, but the list was scrapped by Tourism Minister Krishnendra Kaur on Wednesday night.

Ms. Kaur, who refused to comment on the issue, had taken the decision after being questioned by media persons on Wednesday on Mr. Kapoor, a Modi critic, making it to the governing body.

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