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Nayantara Sahgal returns Akademi Award

Protesting what she called a “vicious assault” on “India’s culture of diversity and debate” and questioning the silence of the Prime Minister on “this reign of terror”, including the lynching last week of a man in Dadri over rumours of beef consumption, writer Nayantara Sahgal said Tuesday she was returning her Sahitya Akademi award. Ashok Vajpeyi, former chairperson of the Lalit Kala Akademi, also returned his Sahitya Akademi award, saying, “It’s high time that writers take a stand.” – See more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/nayantara-sahgal-returns-sahitya-akademi-award-questions-pm-modis-silence-on-reign-of-terror/#sthash.1mkL6Yfx.dpuf

Protesting what she called a “vicious assault” on “India’s culture of diversity and debate” and questioning the silence of the Prime Minister on “this reign of terror”, including the lynching last week of a man in Dadri over rumours of beef consumption, writer Nayantara Sahgal said Tuesday she was returning her Sahitya Akademi award. Ashok Vajpeyi, former chairperson of the Lalit Kala Akademi, also returned his Sahitya Akademi award, saying, “It’s high time that writers take a stand.” - See more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/nayantara-sahgal-returns-sahitya-akademi-award-questions-pm-modis-silence-on-reign-of-terror/#sthash.1mkL6Yfx.dpuf