Note: since I believe all these are equally worthy of belonging in this catalogue, no implied ranking should be construed by my use of numbers.
All right? Here we go.
1) The TV star Mandira Bedi named her two dogs "Sardar Ruginder Singh Bedi" and "Buster Upadhyay Kaushal." In April 2003, one Jasvinder Singh Sital accused her of offending the Sikh community with these names. "It is offensive," he said. "No one should be allowed to name their dog or any other pet with a Sikh name."
(Aside: Within days, Bedi apologized. "I would like to clarify that I have only called my dogs by those names out of affection," she said. "The purpose ... was by no means to hurt the religious sentiments of my community or my husband’s community. I would like to apologize if I have inadvertently hurt anyone and would never ever refer to my dogs with those names again. Their names hence forth will be only Roger and Buster.")
2) The film-maker Deepa Mehta's film Fire has two women characters. They are lovers, and their names are "Radha" and "Seeta." (The latter name was changed to "Neeta"). In late 1998, the Shiv Sena's Bal Thackeray denounced this film, saying that the use of these names for these characters in the film hurt the religious sentiments of Hindus. "Will anyone deliberate on the harm these people are doing by ushering in a wretched culture?" asked Thackeray.
3) The film-maker Vinod Pande's film Sins shows a Catholic priest in a sexual relationship with a younger woman. In February 2005, Catholic organizations objected to it, accusing Pande of hurting the sentiments of the community by showing a priest as a man of loose morals indulging in sex and assault. "Religion needs to be a personal affair and should not be a subject for entertainment or for commercial use," said Joseph Dias, general secretary of the Catholic Secular Forum.
4) The actress Manisha Koirala either has (say her critics) or doesn't have (she says) a dog called "Mustafa", though that name too is apparently wrong. Last week, a Congress politician called Sheikh Furkhan complained to the police about this name, saying it was the name of his community's (it's not clear to me whether he means Muslims or some sect among Muslims) spiritual head. "[Koirala] has to apologize to our community or face the consequences," he said.
What's more, the reporter who first wrote about Koirala and her dog, and who later issued a statement saying she got the name of the dog wrong (i.e. that it was not Mustafa), was herself arrested and accused of "deliberately injuring religious sentiments."
A fine start, even if I say so myself. Your entries welcome. Let's compile that tome!