Israel wants Indian menswear shop Hitler renamed
A view of the Hitler clothing store in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India, on August 28, 2012. Members of the Jewish community in the western Indian state have urged the shop owners to change the name of the store, which was opened on August 19, 2012. / SAM PANTHAKY/AFP/Getty Images
(AP) NEW DELHI - Israel has complained to the Indian state of Gujarat about a menswear shop there named "Hitler."
Israel's consul general to the city of Mumbai, Orna Sagiv, says she asked state officials Monday to intervene to help get the store's name changed.
She said she tried to explain to them "how grave and serious the issue is."
The shop opened last month with a huge sign reading "Hitler" and a Nazi swastika inside the dot in the letter "i."
The Nazi dictator who led the extermination of Jews in World War II Europe is a subject of routine fascination in India.
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