American agency refuses Ram Temple’s advertisements on Times Square

Posted In: News Date:Aug 4th, 2020

NEW YORK: A top American advertising company has refused to run digital advertisements for the extremist Hindu groups planning to showcase images of their god Ram on screens in New York’s iconic Times Square on August 5 — when the temple’s groundbreaking ceremony takes place in Ayodhya, according to a coalition of Muslim groups in the United States.

In a press release, the coalition said that ‘Branded Cities’ — the company which manages digital advertisement board for Nasdaq — an American stock exchange, in Times Square, had agreed not to run the Hindutva group’s advertisements following its representations.

The coalition comprises of Indian Minorities Advocacy Network (ImanNet), Justice for All, Coalition of Americans for Pluralism in India (CAPI), North American Indian Muslim Association (NAIMA), Islamic Circle of North America -Social Justice (ICNASJ) and The International Society for Peace and Justice.

These groups have been contacting the Mayor of New York, the City Council of New York, the governor, senators, and members of House of Representatives to stop the right-wing Hindu groups from advertising on Times Square billboards.