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Hindus Protest PS2 Game Released in India

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A few weeks ago, it was revealed that some Hindu leaders were offended by a new PS2 game that happened to be the first title developed in India. Hanuman: Boy Warrior raised the ire of some Hindus because it "trivializes" one of the major deities of the Hindi religion. As a result, the offended parties are calling for a worldwide boycott of Sony products.

The protest has been led by Rajan Zed (pictured), president of Universal Society of Hinduism, and it's largely been conducted via email so far. In a press release this week, Zed explained that Sony's officials stated they would look into the issue, but they have yet to actually give a response.

According to Zed, "If nothing was heard by Hindu leaders from Sony by May 21, then all the protesting Hindu groups and leaders would re-evaluate the protest and announce the future course, which might include calling for boycott of Sony products world over by Hindus and other likeminded people and supporters."

Exactly how effective this boycott might be is hard to determine, as it's difficult to determine how many Hindus are truly offended by the game outside of a small set of the community's leaders. That said, some different Hindu organizations have joined the protest on different continents.


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