CSF asks Spicejet to apologise for 'Tomb of Jesus'

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Mumbai, Oct 19 (UNI) The Catholic Secular Forum (CSF) has demanded an immediate apology from budget carrier Spicejet and withdrawal of an article in its in-flight magazine that portrays a tomb near Srinagar as Jesus's tomb.

In a statement issued here yesterday, CSF said the airline's monthly in-flight magazine ''Spiceroute'', of which 20,000 copies are distributed, had included the Rozabal tomb near Srinagar as '' believed to be the tomb of Jesus Christ.'' CSF General Secretary Joseph Dias said it was shocking that ''an airline as Spicejet was stooping to such a low to sell its tickets.'' ''There is no evidence to prove that Jesus fled from Israel and in fact, the Garden Tomb near Calvery, where he died, has millions of tourists compared to the unheard tourist spot near Srinagar,'' he said adding, ''This strikes at the fundamentals of Christian faith.'' The CSF has submitted its demand for apology and withdrawal to airline director Ajay Singh, failing which legal action would be initiated against the airline, CSF said.

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