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Finally! Nobel panel condemns fatwa against Salman Rushdie, 27 years after it was issued

Mar 24, 2016

Finally! Nobel panel condemns fatwa against Salman Rushdie, 27 years after it was issued

In 1989, Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini issued a fatwa against Salman Rushdie for allegedly blaspheming Islam in his book The Satanic Verses #Salman Rushdie #NewsTracker #The Satanic Verses #Ayatollah Khomeini #Nobel Panel
We can critique Gandhi, but not Mother Teresa's sainthood? Free speech anyone?

Mar 21, 2016

We can critique Gandhi, but not Mother Teresa's sainthood? Free speech anyone?

In "liberal" English language media's Idea of India (it's more likely the Idea of India International Centre, where these fake "liberals" hang out), the Mahatma can be critiqued but rubbishing "Saint" Teresa is "communal". #Gandhi #Salman Rushdie #Amartya Sen #InMyOpinion #Loksatta #MF Husain #Ambedkar #Sangh #Wendy Doniger #Mahishasura #Abrahamic
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 Rushdie’s 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 minister’s statement made on 28 November at the Times LitFest in Delhi. #Salman Rushdie #P. Chidambaram #PoliticsDecoder #Emergency #The Satanic Verses #Randeep Surjewala
Intolerance should be dealt with not generalized: Venkaiah Naidu in Rajya Sabha

Nov 30, 2015

Intolerance should be dealt with not generalized: Venkaiah Naidu in Rajya Sabha

Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said there was "some amount" of intolerance in the society which has to be identified and dealt with firmly, instead of generalising it. #Salman Rushdie #Narendra Modi #Rajya Sabha #TheySaidIt #parliament #Venkaiah Naidu #Intolerance
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 Rushdie’s book “The Satanic Verses” in India as wrong, the author asked how many more years it would take to correct the “mistake”. #Salman Rushdie #India #P. Chidambaram #Congress #NewsTracker #Rajiv Gandhi #The Satanic Verses #Rushdie #Satanic Verses #book ban #Shareworthy
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
Divine Bovine controversy: While battling the demon of intolerance, let us not forget the monster of literalism

Nov 24, 2015

Divine Bovine controversy: While battling the demon of intolerance, let us not forget the monster of literalism

The recent controversy over the Divine Bovine, an installation mounted at the Jaipur Art Summit, underscores the threat literalism poses to our imagination, in the process negating symbolism, stifling irony, and insisting on affixing one meaning to our reading of texts, works of art, and even our past. #Salman Rushdie #CriticalPoint #Intolerance #MF Hussain #divine bovine #literalism #Sidhhartha Kararwal
Concerns over freedom of speech in India discussed with Modi: David Cameron

Nov 13, 2015

Concerns over freedom of speech in India discussed with Modi: David Cameron

British Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday said that the concerns of freedom of speech raised by over 200 authors in an open letter to him were discussed during talks with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi. #Salman Rushdie #London #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #David Cameron #UK
Dadri to Sahitya Akademi row: PM Modi should take high ground on free speech, tolerance

Oct 15, 2015

Dadri to Sahitya Akademi row: PM Modi should take high ground on free speech, tolerance

While Modi has spoken out briefly on Dadri and other acts of intolerance by fringe groups, he needs to take a higher moral ground to become truly credible. He must take the fight into his opponents' camp, but it needs bold action too. #Salman Rushdie #NewsTracker #Modi #Taslima Nasreen #Free Speech #Sahitya Akademi awards