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5,000 copies of Jaswant Singh`s book sent to Gujarat

Last Updated: Saturday, September 5, 2009 - 14:21

New Delhi: The publishers of former BJP leader Jaswant Singh`s controversial book on Jinnah have rushed about 5,000 copies to Gujarat within 24 hours of the state high court setting aside the ban on it by the Narendra Modi government.

"There has been a tremendous demand for the book. We have
sent about 5,000 copies of `Jinnah: India, Partition, Independence`. The books have been sent to Baroda, Ahmedabad and other cities of the state," R K Mehra, chairman of Rupa and Company, the publishers of the book told reporters.
He said over 1,000 copies each were sent by air from the national capital and Mumbai as soon as the Gujarat High Court order came out yesterday.

The remaining copies have been sent today by train. The Gujarati translation of the book would soon hit the stands in the state, he said.
Yesterday, in an embarrassment to the Modi government, the Gujarat High Court set aside the ban on the book observing its notification made a "serious inroad" into a citizen`s fundamental rights.

Reacting to the quashing of the government notification, an elated Singh had said he was "thrilled" and felt vindicated but voiced his dismay at courts having to intervene in the matter.

Bureau Report

First Published: Saturday, September 5, 2009 - 14:21

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