After Church Rap, Kerala Govt Asks Cultural Body to Re-examine Award Given to Cartoon on Bishop Franco

After Church Rap, Kerala Govt Asks Cultural Body to Re-examine Award Given to Cartoon on Bishop Franco

Kochi: A row has erupted in Kerala over a state-run akademi honouring a cartoon depicting Bishop Franco Mullakal as a rooster and alluding to the charge of rape against him with a furious Church condemning it as vulgar and saying it amounted to humiliating Christian symbols. As the Kerala Catholic Bishop Council (KCBC) demanded withdrawal of the Kerala Lalithakala Akademi's decision to confer the best cartoon award, the CPI-M led Left Democratic Front (LDF) government on Wednesday ordered the akademi to re-examine the matter.

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