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Snoop Dogg music video sparks legal battle with India religious group

Snoop Dogg music video sparks legal battle with India religious group

A music video featuring the rapper Snoop Dogg and an Iranian pop singer has become the subject of a legal battle in India, where members of the Parsi community say it should be banned because it demeans their Zoroastrian religion. The 3 1/2-minute video for the song “King,” released on YouTube last month, shows Snoop Dogg smoking weed while sitting on a throne topped by a giant gold Faravahar, the winged disc that is among the most revered symbols of Zoroastrianism. The rest of the video features Iranian-born Amitis Moghaddam -- dressed as an ancient Persian queen, lying beneath a Faravahar and being fanned by two negligibly clothed men -- interspersed with scenes of women...

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