Panaji: Noted playwright and actor Girish
Karnard, who had put in his papers from a committe set up Goa
Government, today withdraw his resignation.
"I spoke to Karnad and he has withdrawn his resignation
from the Golden Jubilee Development Council," Kamat told PTI
Karnad had resigned last week expressing shock over state
government`s silence on protests against an art exhibition.
Kamat said he had called up Karnad and convinced him not
to resign from the council, constituted to chalk out roadmap
for Goa`s future. Dr Raghunath Mashelkar, eminent scientist,
is heading the council.
"I am happy that Karnad reconsidered his decision to
resign," Kamat stated. "Let me say how deeply shocked I am to hear of the
attacks by self-styled standard-bearers of Hindu culture on
the works of Jose Pereira, a scholar and an artist of
eminence," Karnad had said in the letter written to Goa chief
Right wing Hindu organisation - Hindu Janajagruti Samiti,
had objected to the paintings after they allegedly portrayed
Shiva and Krishna in nude.
"I am horrified that private vigilante groups should be
permitted to take law into their hands while the state stands
mute and the police express inability to protect the
exhibition of his work," Karnad had said.
"I should like to withdraw my name from the high-level
committee which you were kind enough to invite me to serve on
since this is not the culture of liberation I had hoped to
celebrate," he had added.