India man jailed for tweets about erotic temple statues released

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Source: BBC News

An Indian man has been released from prison after more than a month, for posting satirical tweets about erotic sculptures in a temple.

In September, Abhijit Iyer-Mitra, posted a video in which he makes disparaging comments about the famous Konark temple in the eastern state of Orissa and the people of the state.

He was arrested after two locals complained he “hurt public sentiment”.

The state assembly pardoned him on Thursday.

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