Kurt Vestergaard, who made cartoons of Prophet Mohammed no more, dies at 86

Copenhagen. Renowned Danish cartoonist Kurt Vestergaard has died at the age of 86. Kurt Westergaard came into the limelight for making cartoons of Prophet Muhammad and he was criticized a lot in Muslim countries. He was accused of hurting the sentiments of Muslims by making cartoons. According to the report, Vestergaard died after a prolonged illness and his family confirmed his death to the Danish newspaper Berlingske on Sunday.

Kurt Vestergaard made a cartoon in 2005 with the title “The Face of Mohammed”, which was published in a newspaper Jyllands-Posten. There were 12 pictures in it, after which there was a lot of opposition in Muslim countries and there was a lot of anger among Muslims. Let us tell you that it is said in Islam that no picture of the prophet can be made, nor should it be made nor shown any kind of picture, but Kurt Vestergaard made his cartoon, after which Muslim There was a lot of anger against him in the countries. According to the report of Aljazeera, initially there was no controversy regarding the cartoon for two weeks, but with the passage of time, when people came to know about the cartoon, there was a lot of controversy.

According to the report, communal riots broke out in Denmark and there was terrible violence due to the making of cartoons of Prophet Mohammed. In February 2006, angry people shed blood on the streets of Denmark and damaged government properties. At the same time, anger was expressed while summoning the ambassador of Denmark to Muslim countries. At least 12 people were killed and hundreds were injured in the violence that broke out in February 2006, according to Danish media. The embassies of Denmark and Norway were also attacked in several Muslim countries.

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Kurt Vestergaard had been working for the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten since the 1980s. Through his cartoons, he used to raise sharp questions on issues like conservative tradition, government, corruption. Even before making controversial cartoons, many of his cartoons had caused a lot of controversy in Denmark. But, in the last years of his life, he was cut off from public life due to controversial cartoons and lived under police protection. In 2010, a 28-year-old boy was arrested outside the home of Kurt Vestergaard, who had come to kill him.

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