Okay — this is bad derivative art. But how is it a protest? What message does it send the exiled painter other than that absence makes the fundamentalist obsess even more? [While on that, check this out: A ‘Hindu outfit’ finds nothing wrong with a Husain painting of the Buddha, but wants it removed from public display anyway. Very much on the lines of ‘I dislike thee, Doctor Fell/The reason why I cannot tell’]
Oh, and I so love the ‘weasel’ in the story.