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  • Twitter takes down 'Kaali' director's post
  • Manimekalai had tweeted poster of her film
  • Poster showed goddess Kali smoking

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The poster showing Hindu deity Kali smoking and holding a pride flag led to protests and the director was accused of hurting religious sentiments. 

Twitter India has taken down the tweet by Toronto-based documentary maker Leena Manimekalai in which she had shared the now controverstial poster of her film 'Kaali'.

The poster showing Hindu deity Kali smoking and holding a pride flag led to protests and the director was accused of hurting religious sentiments.

After the poster was 'withheld' by Twitter India, Manimekalai tweeted asking it the social media platform would also withhold tweets of hatemongers who kept sharing the poster that they find objectionable.

The director had tweeted the poster on Saturday said the film was part of the 'Rhythms of Canada' segment at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto.

The Museum has now cancelled the screening of the short-film following protests by Hindu groups in Canada.

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