Una fallout: Writer Amrutlal Mohanbhai Makwana to return state award

Author Amrutlal Mohanbhai Makwana said he would return the award and the cash prize at the district collector’s office on Wednesday.

By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Updated: July 26, 2016 5:50 am
Una dalit, dalit atrocities, dalit protest, dalit violence, Amrutlal Mohanbhai Makwana, cow slaughter, beef, cow protection, india news Makwana was honoured with Dasi Jeevan Shreshth Dalit Sahitya Kruti Award.

As the protests against the assault on Dalit members of a family in Una taluka of Gujarat’s Gir Somnath district carry on, a Dalit writer Monday said he would return the award conferred on him by the state in 2014.

Author Amrutlal Mohanbhai Makwana said he would return the award and the cash prize at the district collector’s office on Wednesday.

Makwana was honoured with Dasi Jeevan Shreshth Dalit Sahitya Kruti Award. The award comprised Rs 25,000 cash and a letter of commendation.

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