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Last Updated: Thursday, 23 February 2006, 13:34 GMT
India arrest over Prophet cartoon
Protests in Multan on 17 February 2006
There have been worldwide protests against the cartoons
Police in the Indian capital, Delhi, have arrested the editor of a little known magazine for publishing a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad.

Alok Tomar, who edits the Hindi language Senior India magazine, has been charged with hurting religious sentiments, police say.

It is not clear if the cartoon had any similarity to those published in the West satirising Prophet Muhammad.

Those cartoons were first published in a Danish newspaper last September.

Mr Tomar's colleagues have been quoted in the media saying the magazine had no intention of offending Muslims.

Islamic tradition prohibits any depiction of Allah or the Prophet.

The cartoons have led to widespread protests across the world, resulting in several deaths.

There have also been some low-key protests in India.


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