Notable Malayali author K P Ramanunni receives threat letter asking him to convert into Islam

Renowned Malayali author K P Ramanunni today lodged a police complaint regarding an anonymous threat letter warning him that his right arm and left leg would be chopped off if he did not convert to Islam within six months.

By: PTI | Thiruvananthapuram | Published: July 21, 2017 10:00 pm
Malayali author K P Ramanunni, K P Ramanunni, Ramanunni, threat letter, Kozhikode, Kerala, Indian Express news “I am not aware of the motive behind the letter. I filed a complaint with the Kozhikode city police commissioner today, urging him to look into the matter,” Ramanunni said. (File photo)

Renowned Malayali author K P Ramanunni today lodged a police complaint regarding an anonymous threat letter warning him that his right arm and left leg would be chopped off if he did not convert to Islam within six months. The letter was sent to Ramanunni’s Kozhikode residence six days ago. The writer said though there was no indication as to who was behind the letter, it was understood that it was posted from Manjeri in Malappuram district.

“I am not aware of the motive behind the letter. I filed a complaint with the Kozhikode city police commissioner today, urging him to look into the matter,” he told PTI. Ramanunni said though he had ignored the letter initially, other senior writers advised him to file the police complaint.

The letter alleged that some of the recent articles written by the award-winning writer amounted to “misleading” the Muslim youth. It also warned that Ramanunni would meet the same fate as that of professor T J Joseph, whose right arm was chopped off by the members of a radical Muslim outfit for allegedly hurting their religious sentiments through a question paper he had set.

“Like T J Joseph, your right arm will be cut off (…) your left leg too. You are given six months to convert to Islam. If you do not embrace Islam, we will inflict Allah’s punishment on you,” the letter said. The police said a probe was launched on the basis of Ramanunni’s complaint.

The right arm of Joseph, who was a professor in the Thodupuzha New Man College, was chopped off while he was returning home from the Sunday mass at a church in Muvattupuzha in Ernakulam district on July 4, 2010.

A novelist and short story writer, Ramanunni is a recipient of the Kerala Sahitya Academy Award and Vayalar Award among other literary acclaims. A film was also made on his debut novel, ‘Sufi Paranja Katha’, which revolved around the love story of a Muslim man and a Hindu woman.

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    Manoj
    Jul 22, 2017 at 9:57 am
    Remember how RSS men firebombed a Shiva temple in Malappuram last month and then blamed Muslim youths while urging all Hindus living there to flee for their lives. This letter could very well have been written by the same gang. These lowlifes have been struggling since May 2014 to divide Kerala by pitting the 53 Hindu majority against the 47 Muslim-Christian population.
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      V M
      Jul 21, 2017 at 10:36 pm
      These criminals are children of con-gress and violent commies. These two anti-national outfits need to be wound up. Person who can design a way to achieve this will be doing a great National Service. Once these are derecognized, TMC and RJD type criminal controlled outfits will disappear by themselves and horrors will cease to happen.
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        Hindu
        Jul 21, 2017 at 10:26 pm
        This will be the future of all of india.
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        1. Pulak Sinha
          Jul 21, 2017 at 10:16 pm
          This is what waiting for us. This is just the trailer , we all know what happens when MUSLIMS become a sizeable numbers. But we are blind , we don't learn from our history. Even the bloody par ion of INDIA and the reason behind it people seems forgot. Our so called sickular leaders are turning blind eye on the rising fundamentalism in MUSLIM societies.
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