Writer G. Rajashekhar rejects Sahitya Academy award citing rising intolerance in India

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Writer G. Rajashekhar rejects Sahitya Academy award citing rising intolerance in India

Post by Rashmun on Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:13 am

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/Citing-‘increasing-intolerance’-writer-G.-Rajashekhar-rejects-Karnataka-Sahitya-Academy-award/article17024254.ece

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Re: Writer G. Rajashekhar rejects Sahitya Academy award citing rising intolerance in India

Post by smArtha on Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:45 am

So there is 'intolerance' in the Dynasty Party ruling state of Karnataka too?

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Re: Writer G. Rajashekhar rejects Sahitya Academy award citing rising intolerance in India

Post by Rashmun on Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:51 am

smArtha wrote:So there is 'intolerance' in the Dynasty Party ruling state of Karnataka too?

Looks like u did not click on the link to the article. Here is what he is saying (from the article at the link):

“The right wing forces are now not censoring dissent. Instead, they are seeing to it that no one voices their dissent at all. There has already been a big public discussion on the issue of intolerance in the country. Right from the Mohammad Akhlaq incident at Dadri in Uttar Pradesh to the attack on persons from minority communities in the coastal district of Karnataka, the situation has not changed,” he said.

After Akhlaq’s death, a case was filed against his family members. The right wing forces were still carrying on with “the politics of cow slaughter” in the country. The year 2016 was far worse than 2015, he said.

“The right wing forces are gaining strength in the country. My worry is that these forces are gaining strength with every passing day. I feel a bit forlorn and desperate. No one is listening to secular forces, who, I feel, are being confined to a corner. I feel despondent and rather unnerved. Hence I feel that accepting an award in this situation is ludicrous. I cannot do it,” he said.


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so his grouse seems to be against the Chaddis.

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Re: Writer G. Rajashekhar rejects Sahitya Academy award citing rising intolerance in India

Post by southindian on Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:35 am

Election time in India

Yay! 

Looks like elections in India are around the corner.

The Award Wapsi gang is back.

Please stay tuned. More jokers to follow this guy.

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Re: Writer G. Rajashekhar rejects Sahitya Academy award citing rising intolerance in India

Post by Vakavaka Pakapaka on Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:42 am

southindian wrote:Election time in India

Yay! 

Looks like elections in India are around the corner.

The Award Wapsi gang is back.
That's right. The Super Sikular brigade will come back to life. Titsa, Burkha, Vir Singhvi, Kapil Sibal, Varadarajan, Jagan, Kumar Kedkar, Bharat Bhushan, CobraGaudy, Laloo, Soonya, etc., will start selling snake oil to the Indian counterparts of the American Republican voters.

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Re: Writer G. Rajashekhar rejects Sahitya Academy award citing rising intolerance in India

Post by southindian on Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:46 am

Vakavaka Pakapaka wrote:
southindian wrote:Election time in India

Yay! 

Looks like elections in India are around the corner.

The Award Wapsi gang is back.
That's right. The Super Sikular brigade will come back to life. Titsa, Burkha, Vir Singhvi, Kapil Sibal, Varadarajan, Jagan, Kumar Kedkar, Bharat Bhushan, CobraGaudy, Laloo, Soonya, etc., will start selling snake oil to the Indian counterparts of the American Republican voters.
The Award Wapsi gang could be shopping for candidates before election, who could return Awards in fresh batches of returnees.

Smile

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Re: Writer G. Rajashekhar rejects Sahitya Academy award citing rising intolerance in India

Post by smArtha on Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:48 am

Rashmun wrote:

so his grouse seems to be against the Chaddis.

If that is so why is he rejecting an award conferred by the Chaddiless Govt?

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Re: Writer G. Rajashekhar rejects Sahitya Academy award citing rising intolerance in India

Post by southindian on Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:01 pm

smArtha wrote:
Rashmun wrote:

so his grouse seems to be against the Chaddis.

If that is so why is he rejecting an award conferred by the Chaddiless Govt?
LOL @Chaddiless Govt

Well! They ARE naked anyway. Smile

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Re: Writer G. Rajashekhar rejects Sahitya Academy award citing rising intolerance in India

Post by Rashmun on Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:29 pm

smArtha wrote:
Rashmun wrote:

so his grouse seems to be against the Chaddis.

If that is so why is he rejecting an award conferred by the Chaddiless Govt?

perhaps protesting that they are not doing enough to crush the Chaddis.

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