Ummid Assistant

Shiksha.com launches free MBA application form

IGNOU launches value education programme for teachers

Welcome Guest! You are here: Home » Politics

Rushdie may speak at Jaipur fest - via video

Monday January 23, 2012 02:55:12 PM, IANS

Related Articles

Gehlot flays Rushdie over tweets on Rajasthan police

An angry Salman Rushdie Sunday accused the Rajasthan Police of concocting a supposed death threat to keep him away from  »

Safdar Hashmi Memorial Trust sends open invitation to Rushdie

Ashok files police complaint against 'The Satanic Verses' reading

New Delhi: Salman Rushdie, author of the controversial "The Satanic Verses", is likely to address the Jaipur Literature Festival via video-link Tuesday, the organisers said, days after he cancelled his visit over security fears.

"We are trying to arrange a video address tomorrow (Tuesday) afternoon. But we are yet to decide on the exact time," Sanjoy Roy, organiser of the festival and managing director of Teamwork Production, said Monday.

Rushdie, who accused Rajasthan Police of inventing terror theories to keep him away from the festival, was keen to take part in the festival, but dropped his plans at the last moment fearing for security. He had been tweeting since then to express his anguish.

Rushdie is likely to address the festival to coincide with an aborted session, "Midnight's Child", which was to host the writer. But the session was dropped from the festival roster.

Earlier, a police complaint was filed against poet Jeet Thayil, writer Amitava Kumar, novelist Hari Kunzru and writer Ruchir Joshi for reading out from the banned "The Satanic Verses", after which they reportedly left the festival. The organisers refused to comment further, saying "the four were not told to leave".

Reacting to "The Satanic Verses" reading fiasco, Swami Agnivesh, who was at the festival to address a literary session, said: "The government should act in a responsible manner."

"An investigative agency should probe who had sent Rushdie the hoax message that paid assassins could kill him," Agnivesh said in an informal chat.

Not only did Rushdie receive threats from Islamic hardliners, but police said that paid assassins of the Mumbai underworld were out to kill him.







 

 

 

Bookmark and Share

Home | Top of the Page

Comments

Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of www.ummid.com

Comments powered by DISQUS

i

i

 

 

 

Top Stories

All eyes on Muslim vote in Uttar Pradesh

In the absence of a wave and no issue that could have an emotional sway on voters, the Muslim vote seems to be the one that could make or mar  »

Digvijay snubs Mulayam on higher Muslim quota

85 Muslims in Mayawati's list for Uttar Pradesh elections

Mulayam assures release of innocent Muslims, promises youth laptops

 

  Most Read

Mumbai’s Karimi Library on course to regain lost glory

Owen Meredith says, “It is, however, not to the museum, or the lecture-room, or the drawing-school, but to the library, that we must go for the completion of our humanity. It is books  »

Why are Extremist Hindus angry at Muslims in India?

As elections approach in several major states in India the country is again experiencing the upsurge of some extremist Hindus targeting the Muslim minority by raising the bogey of 'appeasement of minorities" and special privileges for the minorities. Day in and day out the “angry extremist Hindus  »

 

  News Pick

Man gets Rs.500,000 for courier firm's negligence

The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) has granted Rs.500,000 compensation to a Kerala scientist who wanted to send his son's body parts for research to a US-based expert  »

Gehlot flays Rushdie over tweets on Rajasthan police

An angry Salman Rushdie Sunday accused the Rajasthan Police of concocting a supposed death threat to keep him away from  »

Ashok files police complaint against 'The Satanic Verses' reading

Danish researcher evaluates world’s first Muslim human rights commission

A Danish researcher recently published a report on the world’s first Muslim human rights commission: the Independent Permanent Human  »

 

Picture of the Day

Dr Shariq Nisar, Director of Research and Operations of India’s premier shariah advisory firm TASIS and one of the senior most professionals of Islamic Finance in India, was in Malegaon on Sunday to address a seminar on "Prospects of Islamic Finance in India".

(Photo: ummid.com)

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

RSS  |  Contact us

 

| Quick links

News

 

Subscribe to

Ummid Assistant

 

National

Science & Technology

RSS

Scholarships

About us

International

Health

Twitter

Government Schemes

Feedback

Regional

History

Facebook

Education

Register

Politics

Opinion

Newsletter

Contact us

Business

Career

Education

     

 

 

Ummid.com: Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Advertise with us | Link Exchange

Ummid.com is part of the Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and conditions mentioned.

© 2010 Awaz Multimedia & Publications. All rights reserved.