Spicejet tenders apology for ''Jesus Tomb'' fiasco

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Mumbai, Oct 24 (UNI) Low cost carrier, SpiceJet, today tendered an unequivocal and unqualified apology for promoting Srinagar as a place that houses ''the Rozabal tomb'', believed to be the tomb of Jesus Christ.

The Airline conveyed their apology through a release issued here.

Mumbai-based Catholic Secular Forum (CSF) had taken strong exception to SpiceJet featuring such information in its magazine, ''Spiceroute Destinations'', based on the theory that Jesus Christ survived the crucifixion, ran away from the Romans and Jews, traveled eastwards to Kashmir and was died and buried there.

Accordingly, the airline had urged tourists to visit the tomb, situated in the Kanyar district of Srinagar.

The CSF served a notice to SpiceJet director, Ajay Singh, for an apology and called for the magazine to be withdrawn. The CSF said it is shocking that a reputed airline like as SpiceJet is stooping to such low levels to sell its tickets. They also said that the theory stated by SpiceJet has no credibility.

Christianity is one of the world's major religion and there is no evidence to prove that Jesus fled from Israel, they said. CSF are also of the opinion that the theory strikes at the basic fundamentals of the Christian faith, like Christ died and rose from the dead, ultimately to ascend into heaven, as mentioned in the Holy Bible.

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