Revoke the trade and shop license of the store named Hitler
  • Petitioned Dr. Guruprasad Mohapatra

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Commissioner, Amdavad Municipality
Dr. Guruprasad Mohapatra

Revoke the trade and shop license of the store named Hitler

    1. Nikitin Contractor
    2. Petition by

      Nikitin Contractor

      Vadodara, India

I was shocked when I came to know that a garment store named “Hitler” has opened in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The store even bore the infamous “Swastika” symbol that Nazi Germany used during World War 2. As a Gujarati and from the land where our leader Mahatma Gandhi was born this came as a reality check of the world we are living in.

When I questioned the store owner Mr. Rajesh Shah pleaded ignorance about the issue and that he is using a brutal dictator’s name for this shop. He even countered me saying the number of Jews killed by Hitler was nothing huge. One can easily spot out that that he did extensive research on Hitler, his symbols and to the things he used. I requested Mr. Shah to take down the name but he refused. Further he said that one has to pay him money to get the name changed.

Section 295A prohibits individuals, traders and companies from using names / signs which hurt religious sentiments of citizen(s) of India of any religious background. So I am calling on Amdavad Municipal Commissioner Mr. Dr. Guruprasad Mohapatra to immediately revoke the trade and shop license of the store, located at 34-Advait Building, near Vastrapur Lake, B/h Sandesh Press, Vastrapur Ahmedabad.

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You can also call Dr. Guruprasad Mohapatra’s office and tell him about the store and this campaign - 079-  25352828.  Tell him -

1. The store hurts the sensitivity of the public and that it is illegal under Section 295(A) of Indian Penal Code. The store’s trade and shop license should be revoked immediately.

2. The store is located in 34-Advait Building, near Vastrapur Lake, B/h Sandesh Press, Vastrapur Ahmedabad and owned by Mr.Rajesh Shah.

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News Sources-


'Hitler' clothing store stirs anger in Ahmedabad

‘Hitler’ sees red in Amdavad

Jews refuse to shop at ‘Hitler’ store in India


Image Courtesy- New York Times

Recent signatures


    1. 'Hitler' shop sends India shockwave

      Shibayan Raha
      Petition Organizer

      "Hitler" covers the black store front in large white letters - a red swastika dotting the "i". The name of the new men's clothing store has caused a stir in India's Ahmedabad city.

      Ignorance over Adolf Hitler's dark history, or a tasteless shock-advertising scheme? That's the question being asked after Rajesh Shah named his shop after the Nazi dictator, who took over Germany in the 1930s and then tried to conquer Europe.

      The small Jewish community in Ahmedabad in western Gujarat state - numbering less than 500 - is up-in-arms and demanding he change the name. But Shah says to do so would bite into his profits.

    2. Israeli anger at India clothing shop called Hitler

      Shibayan Raha
      Petition Organizer

      A new Indian clothing store called Hitler has hurt the feelings of Jews around the world, a senior Israeli diplomat has told the BBC.

      Israel's consul-general in Mumbai, Orna Sagiv, said she was "really shocked" by the "insensitive" name.

      The store opened in the city of Ahmedabad in Gujarat 10 days ago.

    3. Reached 10 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Ajay Patel VADODARA, INDIA
      • about 2 years ago

      from the humanity point of view...

      • about 2 years ago

      Dear nikitin Contractor , yeh india hai , aur lokshahi country , nagpur me HITLER,S DEN game parlour hai , uske liye tumne kya kiya , sirf apni publicity ke liye ye sab likh rahe ho,

    • Joe Hamilton MUNICH, GERMANY
      • about 2 years ago

      This is simply scandalous ! No one in their right mind would do this as everyone knows what Hitler and his deadly regime stands for. The owner must be prosecuted !

    • Rashi Jauhri BANGALORE, INDIA
      • about 2 years ago

      What about The Holocaust, genocide of approximately six million Jews, out of which over one million were children and two million women, is not huge Mr. Rajesh Shah?!

    • Ankur singhal SLOUGH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      If we allow a shop to use the name and symbols of this fascist tyrant , the message we are sending out to the society is that Hitler is not that bad and anything and everything can be sacrficed on the altar of profits .


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