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Our Successesful Campaigns July 11, 2003: 'OM' Socks,  Apology from the President, Gold Medal Hosiery  

Toronto Star  Apology for insulting Durga

Maxim Magazine  Apology for Gandhi Bashing

American Eagle Apology for Ganesha Slippers

CNN withdraws India Map without J&K

FoxNews withdraws India Map without J&K 

BBC removes 'Militant' tag for Godhra Victims

Kanchan Rescued, Bihar Gangster Sultan Arrested

Toilet Seats with Ganesha & Kali withdrawn

Denver Post / author publish "regret" for racist column

 Apology from 'Gold Medal Hosiery' President

Tampa Tribune publish report on 'Indian Cannibal'

Chicago Radio Host Apology over anti-India Talk

'Sabrang' withdraws India Map without J&K

PBS dilutes Anti-India Propaganda

more success....

This is a product (socks with 'OM') distributed by Gold Medal Hosiery in New York.

(Media reports on July 3, 2003 said: "Gold Medal Hosiery in New York, which distributes the offending socks, declined to comment. The label on the socks says the product has been made in South Korea. They have been designed by New Yorker Linda Maddocks")

On July 4, 2003 IndiaCause sent formal letter to the President of Gold Medal Hosiery, Mr.Paul Rotstein. We received following e-mail  Apology from Mr.Paul Rotstein.

He did not comment on our suggestion to withdraw this product. Therefore we assume GMH will continue to distribute this product.

Thank you.
Team @ IndiaCause

Date on the Email: Fri, 11 Jul 2003 07:59:55 -0400

Dear Mr. Sanjeev Dahiwadkar
(IndiaCause, Coordinator)

Let me start off by apologizing for causing concern and outrage at our inadvertent use of the "Om" symbol.

We at Gold Medal Hosiery are respectful of all religious values and traditions and would never knowingly be disrespectful towards anyone's beliefs.

This was a one time occurrence and we will not repeat the use of this symbol in any of our products.

Please accept our  Apology and rest assured that tolerance and harmony are core beliefs that we live by.

Sincerely yours,
Paul Rotstein President, CEO
(Gold Medal Hosiery)


Media Coverage to this issue

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Now they slip further: 'Om' symbols on socks News Today

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'Om' symbol on U.S. socks slammed Hindustan Times

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