Kerala govt directs Lalithakala Akademi to review award for cartoon on rape-accused bishop; move may be aimed at placating Church
The Kerala government directed the state-run Lalithakala Academy to review its decision to select a cartoon depicting rape-accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal as a rooster.
SC dismisses petition seeking ban on Malayalam novel Meesha, says 'writer's imagination must enjoy freedom'
Petitioner N Radhakrishnan sought the banning of the publication or circulation by internet or propagation of the dialogue between two characters in the novel, Meesha, which he claimed insults Hindu women.
Meesha book controversy: Ban on literary work violates freedom of speech; test for such moves should be extremely stringent
Meesha book controversy: Calls for ban on books violating the right to freedom of speech and expression and the court, in deciding whether a prohibition on a book is justified, must balance free speech with public interest
Janmabhumi takes on Mathrubhumi: BJP mouthpiece in Kerala tries to cash in on 'Meesha' row, campaigns against daily
Groups had protested against 'Meesha' for portraying Hindu women as "sex objects", and the Mathrubhumi magazine had published excerpts from the novel.
Supreme Court to hear pleas seeking ban on Malayalam novel Meesha, dilution of adultery provision from IPC
The Supreme Court on Thursday will hear two key petitions — firstly, a plea seeking the ban on the publication of the Malayalam novel Meesha, and another that seeks the quashing of the adultery provision in the IPC
Malayalam author forced to withdraw novel after threats from right-wing: Kerala govt, writers rally behind S Hareesh
Writers and leaders of political parties rallied behind noted Malayalam author S Hareesh, who withdrew his novel being serialised in a weekly after alleged threats from right-wing groups, with the Kerala government asking the publishers to go ahead with the work.
Kerala writers decry silence of artists, secular forces after right-wing forces Malayalam author to withdraw novel
Writers and critics say a dangerous pattern is emerging in Kerala.
Malayalam author S Hareesh withdraws novel 'Meesha,' says he has received threats from right-wing groups
A Malayalam short-story writer, S Hareesh, has withdrawn his novel being serialised in a weekly after he allegedly received threats from right-wing groups.