Thursday, February 25, 2010
Posted on Thursday, February 25, 2010 6:56 AM
Has India lost its Husain forever?
Maqbool Fida Husain, (born September 17, 1915, Pandharpur, Maharashtra) popularly known as M F Husain, is one of India's best known artists and his work over a career of over seven decades has been prolific.
The news : MF HUSAIN likely to give up his Indian citizenship.The INDAIN government is trying to its fullest to avoid it as it would be a big emabarresment for the country.
Union Home Secretary, said to a news channel "MF Husain is free to come back. We will provide him security
if he asks for."
Husain has been living in Dubai since 2006 , as he was found guilty for making some of his painting of Hindu deities in the mid 1990s.his exbhitions were disrupted and his house was also stoned . There is still many number of cases going agaonst his name .
INDIA does not provide dual citizenship
Husain's lawyer, Akhil Sibal, points out that the artist did not apply for citizenship of Qatar, but that offer could be tempting. "There are many questions yet to be answered. Is it of an honourary nature? What would be the consequence? This brings into sharp focus the contrast between the treatment he receives around the world, and the treatment that is meted out to him right here in India, where you have a state which over for the last 15 years has in no manner come to his aid through the harassment that he has faced," says Sibal.