No nod for rally, Kancha Ilaiah under house arrest

Kancha Ilaiah has been in the centre of a row over his book ‘Samajika Smugglurlu Komatollu‘ (Vysyas are social smugglers). Vysya associations have complained some contents of the book were derogatory and offensive to the community

By: Express News Service | Hyderabad | Updated: October 29, 2017 3:43 am
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A police team from Andhra Pradesh put writer and social activist Kancha Ilaiah under house arrest in Hyderabad on Saturday to prevent him from leaving for Vijayawada in order to address a public meeting. Vijayawada Police denied permission to Ilaiah to address the meeting, being organised against alleged suppression of freedom of expression by Andhra Pradesh and Telangana governments.

Police officials told Ilaiah that there was no permission for the meeting, and he would be arrested if he left his home in Tarnaka, Hyderabad. As the news spread, a large number of Ilaiah’s supporters gathered outside his house.

Ilaiah faces the ire of the Vyasya community over a booklet published recently in which the community is allegedly shown in bad light. The writer described the trading community as social smugglers in his Telugu book, Samaajika smugglerlu komatollu. Arya Vysya communities are seeking a ban on the book and arrest of the writer for hurting their sentiments. Dalit and backward classes organisations have expressed support to Ilaiah.

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  1. V
    Oct 29, 2017 at 3:24 pm
    Dear indian Express please stick to truth and genuity in ur postings.....for ur kind information the above Mr .Kancha ilaiah is not a dalit professor as u published but, He is belongs to a strong OBC community in Telangana.....
    1. Ramakrishna Tumuluri
      Oct 29, 2017 at 10:28 am
      Kancha in Telugu means also boundary----similarly phonetically Ilaiah Eelaiah means whistler---when he crosses the boundary of propriety, starts disturbing others by his whisle blowing what happens is seen-Let ILaiah reflect in the calm of bis house whether he was right in hurting the sentiments of the Vaisyas----Just because he belongs to the Backward class he does not earn the right to insinuate other persons or communities-----do not cross your limits-- Message
      1. V
        Oct 29, 2017 at 9:05 am
        How much hatred will people like Kanchan Illiah spread. The disgusting use of purposefully cultured cution complexes by soul harvesters caused only strife and bloodshed in Rwanda.Usurpers of dalit iden y want to recreate Rwanda in India by pitting whole communities against each other. Noisy activists like Kavita Krishnan and Nivedita Menon show their emptiness by being selective anti communalists and selective feminists. Enough is enough. Let's stop being politically correct before it's too late.
        1. L
          Oct 29, 2017 at 7:38 am
          This Illiah is NOT Dalit. He is insult to Dalitism. He is fake Dalit like Rohit of UoH.
          1. M
            M Prabhu
            Oct 29, 2017 at 4:35 am
            Whom does Professor Kancha Ilaiah embody in the recent historical past ? He embodies William Wilberforce ( UK ) , Lincoln ( USA) , Mahatma Phule , Dr B.R. Ambedkar and Nelson Mandela ( South -Africa ) .
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