Gandhi beer can brewery apologises

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Published: Monday 5th January 2015 by The News Editor

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A brewery has apologised to Indians offended that the company is using Mahatma Gandhi’s name and likeness on one of its beers.

New England Brewing Company in Woodbridge, Connecticut, apologised on its Facebook page for the India pale ale it called Gandhi-Bot.

“Our intent is not to offend anyone but rather pay homage and celebrate a man who we respect greatly,” the company said.

Critics in the US and India have complained about the commercial use of Gandhi, revered for leading India to independence through non-violence.

Proloy K Das, a Hartford lawyer, tweeted that Connecticut “should be ashamed to be home” to New England Brewing.

New England Brewing referred questions to its Facebook posting.

Published: Monday 5th January 2015 by The News Editor

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