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Sony to "review" Hindu withdrawal demands

PS2 game Hanuman: Boy Warrior in review after Hindu uproar

Sony has agreed to review demands for the withdrawal of PS2 game Hanuman: Boy Warrior, after its release in India triggered a backlash in the Universal Society of Hinduism.

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As previously reported, the Universal Society of Hinduism called for Sony to withdraw the PS2 title, saying that "controlling and manipulating Lord Hanuman with a joystick/ button/keyboard/mouse was denigration", and that "reimagining Hindu scriptures and deities for commercial or other agenda" hurt its followers.

Sony initially refused to comment, but Sony rep Keita Sanekata has recently responded: "We will review this issue, and get back to you as soon as possible."

Rajan Zed, president of Universal Society of Hinduism, called for Sanekata to "look into withdrawing this game and publishing an apology, so as to prevent further denigration of our Deity Sree Hanuman and intensifying of our protests".

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