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Remark on Emergency, Satanic Verses: Why Chidambaram is likely to escape reprimand from Congress

Nov 30, 2015

Remark on Emergency, Satanic Verses: Why Chidambaram is likely to escape reprimand from Congress

Why is the senior Congress leader P Chidambaram not likely to be reprimanded by the party high command for his remarks on the imposition of Emergency in 1975 and the ban on Salman Rushdies controversial book The Satanic Verses in 1988? If the Congress leaders are to be believed, the party is neither worried nor embarrassed by the former finance ministers statement made on 28 November at the Times LitFest in Delhi. #Salman Rushdie #P. Chidambaram #PoliticsDecoder #Emergency #The Satanic Verses #Randeep Surjewala
How many years to correct mistake, Salman Rushdie asks about 'Satanic Verses' ban

Nov 29, 2015

How many years to correct mistake, Salman Rushdie asks about 'Satanic Verses' ban

Hours after former finance minister P Chidambaram described the ban on Salman Rushdies book The Satanic Verses in India as wrong, the author asked how many more years it would take to correct the mistake. #Salman Rushdie #P. Chidambaram #Congress #NewsTracker #Rajiv Gandhi #The Satanic Verses #Rushdie #Satanic Verses #book ban #Shareworthy #India
Govt's decison to ban Salman Rushdie's 'The Satanic Verses' was wrong, says P Chidambaram

Nov 28, 2015

Govt's decison to ban Salman Rushdie's 'The Satanic Verses' was wrong, says P Chidambaram

Twenty-seven years after the Rajiv Gandhi government banned Salman Rushdie's controversial novel The Satanic Verses, former Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday said it was "wrong." #Salman Rushdie #P. Chidambaram #NewsTracker #Rajiv Gandhi #Indira Gandhi #Emergency #The Satanic Verses #Intolerance
Iran to boycott Frankfurt Book Fair after Salman Rushdie invited as guest speaker

Oct 08, 2015

Iran to boycott Frankfurt Book Fair after Salman Rushdie invited as guest speaker

Iran on Wednesday said that it will boycott next week's Frankfurt Book Fair after organisers invited the controversial author Salman Rushdie, whom Iranian scholars said should be killed, as a guest speaker. #United States #Salman Rushdie #Islam #NewsTracker #Iran #The Satanic Verses #Ayatollah Ali Khamenei #Fatwā #Frankfurt Book Fair #Abbas Salehi #Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini
Salman Rushdie to join New York University journalism faculty

Mar 11, 2015

Salman Rushdie to join New York University journalism faculty

Salman Rushdie will teach and advise journalism students at New York University as Distinguished Writer in Residence. #Salman Rushdie #NewsTracker #The Satanic Verses #Midnight's Children #New York University #NYU #Journalism students #Life
Resent how Charlie Hebdo cartoonists were vilified as racists: Salman Rushdie

Jan 15, 2015

Resent how Charlie Hebdo cartoonists were vilified as racists: Salman Rushdie

Author Salman Rushdie, who lived for years under a death threat after his 1988 book The Satanic Verses said on Wednesday the right to free speech is absolute or else it isn't free. #Salman Rushdie #NewsTracker #TheySaidIt #Charlie Hebdo #The Satanic Verses #Free Speech #Charlie Hebdo attack
If tax breaks for PK are alright, why not a subsidy for Satanic Verses?

Jan 03, 2015

If tax breaks for PK are alright, why not a subsidy for Satanic Verses?

The governments of UP and Bihar have announced tax breaks for Aamir Khan film PK. Should the states be enhancing Bollywood's super-rich using taxpayer money to make a political point? #Aamir Khan #Nitish Kumar #Akhilesh Yadav #Satanic Verses #Rajkumar Hirani #PK #Hindu Militants #Theatre Vandalism
What really happened with The Satanic Verses?

Dec 06, 2013

What really happened with The Satanic Verses?

Retired bureaucrat G Parthasarathy spoke for the first time about how and why the Indian government banned Rushdie's The Satanic Verses. At the time, Parthasarathy was working with the prime minister's office. #Salman Rushdie #Rajiv Gandhi #WhatTheySaid #The Satanic Verses #G Parthasarathy
Mamata did the right thing by blocking 'Satan' Rushdie's visit TMC MP

Feb 01, 2013

Mamata did the right thing by blocking 'Satan' Rushdie's visit TMC MP

Trinamool Congress MP Sultan Ahmed said West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had done the right thing if she indeed blocked the writer's visit to Kolkata. #Salman Rushdie #Mamata Banerjee #Trinamool Congress #WhoSaidWhat #Satanic Verses #Midnight's Children
Now, there's 'cultural emergency' in India Salman Rushdie

Jan 24, 2013

Now, there's 'cultural emergency' in India Salman Rushdie

"It seems that culture has become the new target. It may be because the writers, painters, filmmakers, artists don't have armies. We don't have the boys to put on streets to defend our film, novel or painting. So it's not hard to attack," Rushdie said. #Salman Rushdie #WhoSaidWhat #Satanic Verses #Kamal Hassan #Deepa Mehta