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Meena Harris Slammed For Morphing Aunt Kamala As Maa Durga, Biden Her Vaahan, Enemy Trump

Meena Harris, niece of Kamala Harris triggered a social media outrage after she shared a photoshopped image, which depicted Kamala Harris as Maa Durga.

Kamala Harris

Meena Harris, niece of Democratic vice-presidential nominee Kamala Harris, triggered social media outrage after she shared a photoshopped image, which depicted Kamala Harris as Maa Durga. In the image, Kamala Harris was sitting on a lion with Joe Biden's face as she defeats an irate looking Donald Trump. "I am actually speechless, other than to say that the first day of Navaratri was LIT," she wrote in the caption.

'I am actually speechless'

Most users on social media were not happy about her use of a morphed image of the Indian Goddess and they slammed her for hurting religious sentiments. Following the social media outrage, Meena Harris deleted her tweet and even blocked several of the users who criticised her.

'Not expected'

"So much for liberal freedom of expression. The great sister of Kamala Harris uploads an offensive image showing Hindu Goddess Durga as her sister and when we take action he deletes and blocks me. Not unexpected of such odd day Indian & Even Day Black for vote bank," one user tweeted. 

Take a look at some other reactions: 

Kashmiri columnist and political commentator, Sunanda Vashisht said that she is "deeply offended" and said that "our faith is not for you to mock or use for your political point-scoring"

Born to a Jamaican father and an Indian mother, California Senator Kamala Harris, if elected, would be the first woman vice president ever for the country. Kamala's mother, Shyamala Gopalan, was born in Chennai before she moved to the US for further study. Shyamala became a leading cancer researcher and activist. Shyamala was the daughter of PV Gopalan, a high-ranking civil servant.

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Joe Biden & Kamala Harris greet Hindus on Navratri

Earlier, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris extended greetings to Hindu community in the US on Navratri and wished for the victory of good over evil once again. Biden, 77, is challenging President Donald Trump, a Republican, who is seeking another term in the November 3 presidential election. In August, they greeted the Hindu community in the US on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi.

There is an estimated four million Indian-American population of which about 2.5 million are potential voters in the November 2020 presidential elections. Over 1.3 million Indian-Americans are voters in key battleground states, including Texas, Michigan, Florida and Pennsylvania.

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(With PTI inputs)

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