Permission to research on Rushdie`s book condemned
Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh Educational Society has criticised the decision of the Human Resource Development Ministry to grant permission for conducting research on Salman Rushdie`s controversial book "The Satanic Verses".
The Society in a letter to the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said the book contained many objectionable references to the holy Quran and Prophet Hazrat Mohammad.
The letter written by the Society`s president, Ibrahim Quereshi, said that the book had evoked resentment among Muslims all over the world.
Quereshi said though Prof Prabha Parmar, who was given permission for conducting research, has withdrawn from the work in the wake of protests from Muslims, attempts should be made to identify the officials responsible for giving permission for the research.
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