Chidambaram had on Saturday said the decision of the Rajiv Gandhi government to ban Rushdie’s book ‘The Satanic Verses’ was wrong.
The remarks of Taslima, living in exile in India, came a day after Chidambaram admitted banning Salman Rushdie’s novel ‘Satanic Verses’ by the Rajiv Gandhi government in 1988 was “wrong”.
Before 1947, the phrase “neighbouring country” stood for Sri Lanka and, some distance away, Burma. Pakistan and Bangladesh are latter-day neighbours.
The writers are protesting against events that have not only political overtones but have profound social consequences. Are all Indians obliged to conform to one notion of religion or food or language or dress?
P Chidambaram said more policy steps by RBI were possible if the government stayed firmly on path of fiscal consolidation.
The need for privacy, and the degree of privacy that each citizen desires, are best left to the citizens.
Today, in some parts of India, if a Hindu (boy or girl) is friendly with a Muslim (girl or boy), they are visited with grave consequences.
Sushma Swaraj, who has been battling demands for her resignation over alleged ‘quid pro quo’ in relation to Lalit Modi, has denied any wrong doing in the case.
Regarding Anderson’s case, Chidambaram said the BJP and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley did not tell Parliament the whole story.
The Congress reaction came a day after an adjournement motion in the Lok Sabha was negatived after a four-hour debate which witnessed attacks and counterattacks by the Union Ministers and Rahul Gandhi.
Your letter pointedly refers to the dissent note submitted by three members of the Congress and rebukes them.
“There are three versions of the ‘intervention’ by Ms Swaraj. We would like to know who is speaking the truth? British High Commissioner (James) Bevan or British MP Kieth Vaz or Minister Sushma Swaraj?” he said.
The escort car was severely damaged, while the Congress leader’s car suffered some minor damage, they said.
Then, Plato and Aristotle, and now Mr Tsipras. How did Greece fall so low?
Chidambaram Wednesday said the NDA government should ensure he returns to India to face a probe by the Enforcement Directorate.