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Doraemon under attack as a bad influence on children in India, Pakistan

Doraemon, pronounced as "Dohremon" in Hindi, is hugely popular in India.

NEW DELHI -- Beloved Japanese manga character Doraemon might seem to be an unlikely source of serious controversy.

But in India and Pakistan, the chubby blue robotic cat has become a target of bitter criticism from some politicians and social activists. They are campaigning to ban the popular character from television.

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