TU urges American company to stop production of shoes bearing Buddha’s image

Central Department of Buddhist Studies of Tribhuvan University has urged an American Shoe Manufacturer to immediately stop production of the shoes bearing an image of lord Buddha.

Department chief Dr Minratna Shakya said the move of printing Buddha’s image on shoe was disrespect to lord Budhha and his followers.

“We have requested the company to stop production of such shoes,” RSS quoted him as saying.

Recently, California-based Icon Shoes had publicized shoes with Buddha’s image in social media and its website.

After facing wide spread flak in the US and across the globe, the American shoe manufacturing company has, recently, removed shoes with Buddha images from its website.

A few week back, the Tibetan and the Buddhist community had outraged at a the company for promoting a range of shoes with the Lord Buddha’s images.

People from across the world have also flooded the company’s Facebook page with protest notes.

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