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Kancha Ilaiah lodges police complaint after threat calls, says fears for his safety

Dr Kancha Ilaiah said if anything happens to him, the Arya-Vysya Sangham must be held responsible.

Written by Sreenivas Janyala | Hyderabad | Updated: September 12, 2017 3:56 am
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Writer and intellectual Dr Kancha Ilaiah lodged a complaint at Hyderabad’s Osmania University Police Station on Monday, after allegedly receiving threatening calls from unknown persons. Ilaiah claimed he has been receiving them since Sunday afternoon and that callers have threatened to cut off his tongue.

“Since yesterday many unknown phone calls kept coming and when I answered they abused me. The International Arya-Vysya Sangham headed by K Ramakrishna condemned my writings on a TV channel. Someone threatened to cut my tongue. My effigies have been burnt. I feel terribly threatened by their abuses, phone calls and messages. If anything happens to me they will be responsible,” Ilaiah said.

The Vysya associations are upset with Dr Ilaiah for his book titled ‘Samajika smugglurlu komatollu‘ (Vysyas are social smugglers). Vysya associations are complaining that the title and some contents of the book are derogatory and offensive to the community. They are demanding the book be withdrawn immediately. J Venkateshwar, president of AP Arya Vysya Mahasabha, said they are lodging a police complaint against Dr Ilaiah.

Ilaiah’s complaint to the police. (Source: Express photo)

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    shiv
    Sep 23, 2017 at 8:44 pm
    This fake international writer is strongly antiHindu. Few years ago he arranged a meeting called 'post Hindu India'. He is venomous against Hindus. He is lucky he is in India, if he is in an Islamic country and make his comments like this, he would not have survived to ask protection from police.
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      Raj
      Sep 15, 2017 at 12:16 am
      Shame....shame...
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        Raj
        Sep 15, 2017 at 12:14 am
        Be professional in writing any public topics esp related to communities. Dont spread any anti social topics which is stopper and hurdle for local govt to development. if u really had Dr. be like Dr, but be like uneducated.
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          PRABHAKAR
          Sep 13, 2017 at 10:05 pm
          The language used by Dr. Kancha Illaiah is at times very vituperative and bound to rub some people the wrong way.The moot questionis as to whether social justice can be achieved only by spewing venom on the perceived oppressors? Those who stay in Glass(KANCH) house should not throw stones,professor.
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            Mahesh kumar
            Sep 12, 2017 at 1:06 pm
            Indian express first mention about what he wrote in the book than his complaint. His words are most hurtful. He is anti social. He say things against Hindus and its targetting its communities one ny one. First brhmins now calling baniyas as smugglers. I listened to that he has wriiten in his book about vysyas, He saying india became corrupt because of them. he is saying they should eat Non- veg and Should fight in the border. I dont know who the is to say what to eat whom to worhsip and where to work, If some says dont eat Beef then it becomes violation of right to freedom. Then what it is?
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