Jewish groups in India urge owners of HITLER clothing store to change shop's name

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  1. The Messiah

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    Jewish groups in India urge owners of HITLER clothing store to change shop's name

    - Proprietor says he only recently read about Hitler online
    - Rajesh Shah claims the shop is named after his business partner's grandfather


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    A men’s clothing store in India is being asked to change its name after the chosen 'Hitler' unsurprisingly upset the local community.

    Proprietor Rajesh Shah claims he was unaware that the name may cause offence as it derives from a nickname given to his business partner’s grandfather.

    The ‘Hitler’-store has provoked outrage among residents and the small Jewish community in Achmedabad in the Gujarat province.

    Mr Shah says no harm was intended when they named the shop.

    ‘Frankly, until the time we applied for the trademark permission, I had only heard that Hitler was a strict man, he told the Times of India. ‘It was only recently that we read about Hitler on the internet.’

    He says Hitler was a nickname given to his business partner Manish Chandani's grandfather due to the man’s strict nature and has nothing to do with the German dictator.

    But local Jews disagree and say the owners knew exactly what the name meant.

    A member of the Jewish community visited the store last week and told the newspaper that the pair had researched the dictator 'right from the dress to his cufflinks'.

    'We had suggested a separate design, but the proprietors claimed that the name brings good business since its launch.'

    After a visit by Jews from the local synagogue expressing their concern, Mr Shah has said he is willing to change the name but only if he is compensated as he and his business partner has run out of money.

    Mr Shah claims all their funding of 40,000 rupee ( £454) had been spent on signs, business cards and advertising for ‘Hitler’ and that someone would have to pay for the re-branding of the clothes shop.

    HITLER: Jewish groups in India urge owners of clothing store to change shop's name | Mail Online
     
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  3. Iamanidiot

    Iamanidiot Elite Member Elite Member

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    Bloody smart gujju.Free publicity and free money to change name
     
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    How many jews are there in India? As far as I know India did not have any issues with Hitler.
     
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    The swastika on the logo is a nice touch...
     
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    Obviously he knew about Hitler. If he named shop's name of his partner's father then what is Swastika doing there? :lol:

    Gujju ppl business ma best :namaste:
     
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    What the heck is wrong with those Jews. When did Hitler ever do anything to Indian Jews. They should shut up and not bring foreign conflicts into the country to create problems for themselves and others.
     
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    Note the shirt..
     
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    A few thousand Jews, less than 10,000, are there in India. Had they ever had any affinity with INdia, they would have remained here.

    Tomorrow they would object to use of swastika by Hindus.
     
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    Baniya-ism at its best.

    Free publicity and free money.
     
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    ^Karthic Sri sounded much better. KS just sounds devoid of character.....and reminds vaguely of the Kama-Sutra. :troll:
     
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    Hit slur!........................
     
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    There is always a character in the society to stir the pot on controversial topics which is a detractor from the real issues Bharatvarsh is facing. It will die down in few weeks time. I think it is time for Jewish folks to increase their tolerance level on this item. As we all know every nation has few individuals will knowingly create a situation to get fifteen minutes of attention.
     
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    At least, these guys have requested peacefully, unlike born secular and pious people, who would have burnt the country down and our paid media would have blamed Gujju Hindus and Modi for the riots and the destruction - perpetrated by secular / pious people who can never do wrong stuff!
     
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    This is a good opportunity to reclaim swastik from these controversies. Its also time to put the AIT to rest by a concentrated campaign to correct the inaccuracies portrayed by the global media.
     
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    Re: Jewish groups in India urge owners of HITLER clothing store to cha

    UPDATE:

    AMC staff remove HITLER

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    Ahmedabad, 30 October 2012

    The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation(AMC) finally came into the picture and removed the hoarding of one private garment shop named after Hitler in city’s Vastrapur area.

    The name of the shop had created controversy in Jewish community in India and abroad. Few Jews had visited the shop in protest and had offered compensation too if the shop owner agrees to change the name of the shop. The shop owner too agreed to this initially, but excited with the publicity his newly opened shop was getting, later on he refused to change the name.

    Finally today the AMC staff intervened and removed the name from the shop.

    There’s a law introduced by the state government in recent past that makes it mandatory to write shop’s name in Gujarati. Hitler was found violating this and few other norms.

    AMC staff remove HITLER | DeshGujarat
     
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    Re: Jewish groups in India urge owners of HITLER clothing store to cha

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    Re: Jewish groups in India urge owners of HITLER clothing store to cha

    I don't trust this owner guy. He says he heard about Hitler as a strict man, but in the pic he has put the Nazi 'swastika' as opposed to the swastika used by Indians. And if he knows about the Nazi swastika, I'm sure he knows about what Hitler did for a living.
     
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    Re: Jewish groups in India urge owners of HITLER clothing store to cha

    these people are doing cheap publicity by using the reverse Swastika symbol of the Nazis as the Hindus only used Swastika symbol in religious ceremonies and not in everything:tsk:
     
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