Arya Vysyas: KT Rama Rao takes potshots at Kancha Ilaiah

 Responding to the death threats issued to the noted writer and political thinker Kancha Ilaiah, whose book  on Arya Vysyas has become controversial, KT Rama Rao takes a dig at the activist.

Published: 29th September 2017 03:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th September 2017 08:51 AM   |  A+A-

Minister KT Rama Rao

By Express News Service

 HYDERABAD: Responding to the death threats issued to the noted writer and political thinker  Kancha Ilaiah, whose book  on Arya Vysyas has become controversial, IT minister KT Rama Rao on Thursday said, “Freedom of expression doesn’t confer upon anyone the right to insult as they wish. If there is a threat perception, the police will review it.”Responding to a series of tweets expressing concern over the security of Ilaiah, Rama Rao said he was not differing with those concerned about death threats. “But, abuse of freedom of expression to deride, insult and target specific community is reprehensible,” the minister said. To another tweet which termed Rama Rao’s statement uncalled for, the minister said, “Am I not entitled to freedom of expression, sir? Are you going to dictate what I should be saying? Please know the issue before jumping the gun.”

Earlier in the week, irrigation minister T Harish Rao had said that Ilaiah was creating a divide among the people of various castes with his controversial books. Hence, if it was needed, the state government would act against Ilaiah, he warned. The Congress, however, came to the rescue of Ilaiah. AICC state affairs incharge RC Khuntia,  AICC media incharge Randeep Singh Surjewala and TPCC chief N Uttam Kumar Reddy stood solidly behind Ilaiah. 


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