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Wall paintings with obscene gestures in Bhubaneswar irk residents

18/07/2021 at 6:03 PM

Bhubaneswar, July 18:  At a time while artists are bringing alive their love for the frontline Covid warriors and spreading awareness messages through their artworks, some paintings on the walls of Odisha’s capital city Bhubaneswar have irked the locals as they claimed those artworks to be obscene.   

The artworks on the entrance of BRIT Colony in Nayapalli area have irked the local residents as the paintings on the walls, which have been created to pay homage to frontline workers, seem to be obscene.

In the pictures, which are being circulated on social media platforms, the frontline workers can been seen showing obscene gestures to Coronavirus.

Social media users are condemning the artworks. “@bmcbbsr I don’t have a problem with you plagiarizing @MJHiblen artwork in your mural, but this is an entrance to Nayapalli BRIT colony, used by children with easily impressionable minds. Artwork doesn’t need to have obscene gestures to pay homage to frontline workers. Opinions?” posted a user @swayampm.

 “How was this approved,” said a user tagging the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (MBC) to the post.

However, the response from the BMC could not be obtained in this regard.

Ever since the pandemic began last year, the people most at risk of being infected with the coronavirus have been frontline health workers. Also at risk are security personnel who have been at the forefront of enforcing frequent lockdown orders.

In appreciation of their efforts at checking the spread of the pandemic, the state government decided to pay a tribute to them by painting mural on the wall of the city.

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