The President of the Universal Society of Hinduism has attacked gaming company the Gausselmann Group over the weekend, criticizing the firm for putting an image of Lord Shiva into a slot game.
Rajan Zed said that the usage of the symbols in the Shiva slot are inappropriate, as Lord Shiva is considered to be a god in his religion, and is meant to be worshipped in shrines and temples, and not meant to be used for "...promoting gambling on slots for mercantile greed of an international company."
Zed asked for Gausselmann to retract the game and to apologize for the incident. He pointed out that Hinduism is the third largest religion in the world, with about a billion people who identify themselves as Hindu, and that the various deities should not be put up in a manner that offends those who follow the religion.
No response from Gausselmann had been issued as of publication time.