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Buddha aprons seized by Sri Lankan customs

Aprons and oven gloves with a depiction of Buddha were seized by Sri Lankan customs officials on Thursday who said the items were "offensive". 

The goods were a consignment on a shipment from India heading towards Slovenia. 

Speaking to The Hindu newspaper, customs spokesperson, Dharmasena Kahandawa said the items were "offensive to religious sentiments" of Buddhists. 

“Selling such products with the picture of Lord Buddha, or of any other god for that matter, would hurt sentiments of people practising that religion,” he added.