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Why did Reuters remove photo of Nikki Haley with the swastika?


New Delhi, June 30: News agency Reuters decided to remove a picture of Nikki Haley with a swastika. In a tweet, Reuters India said, "Reuters has removed an earlier photo of U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley with a swastika seen behind her at a Hindu temple in Delhi. The swastika is an ancient religious symbol for Hindus and Buddhists. It was also used as a symbol by Nazi Germany."

US envoy to the UN Nikki Haley

This was met with a strong response from the social media and some users also called this decision as Hindu phobia. Senior journalist, Kanchan Gupta wrote that the Hindu swastika is entirely different from the Nazi swastika. This is crude Hindu phobia and brazen denigration of Hinduism, he also said.

Here are some of the tweets against the decision:

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