STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Kerala Writer Sarah Joseph to Return Sahitya Akademi Award

Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award winner Sarah Joseph on Saturday said she would return the award to protest the lynching of a Muslim man in Uttar Pradesh

Published: 10th October 2015 12:29 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th October 2015 03:52 PM   |  A+A-

10801646_394957707328572_6133162211921382214_n

THRISSUR: Popular writer and Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award winner Sarah Joseph on Saturday said she would return the award to protest the lynching of a Muslim man in Uttar Pradesh over rumours that he ate beef.

Related:

Satchidanandan Quits Sahitya Akademi Posts 

I Can Understand Nayantara Sahgal's Pain, Says Lyricist and Rajya Sabha MP Javed Akhtar

Now, Ashok Vajpeyi Returns Akademi Award in Protest

Outrage Cannot be Selective, Sahgal

Nayantara Returns Akademi Award in Dissent Against Rationalists' Murders 

"The country is now passing through very tough times. I feel it's worse than the black days of the Emergency," said Joseph while announcing her decision to return the award she won in 2003.

"I will return the award alongwith the cash award that I received then," she told reporters here.

Referring to the lynching, Joseph said: "Our prime minister is a frequent flyer and gives big speeches on his trips abroad. The sad thing is that while he was away a man was beaten to death because he ate beef."



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

edexworks
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp