PUCL condemns protests against Rushdie`s visit

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 00:04

Jaipur: People`s Union for Civil Liberties
has condemned Muslim organisations for protesting against the
proposed visit of controversial author Salman Rushdie.

Rushdie is scheduled to attend Jaipur Literature Festival
beginning this week and his visit is being opposed by Muslims
outfits in different parts of the country.

"Protest against Rushdie`s visit by various organisations
and political parties is a cause of concern. Barring him from
entering the country is legally and morally wrong because he,
being a Person of Indian Origin, can travel anytime," Kavita
Srivastava, PUCL General Secretary, said.

"PUCL does not have a soft corner for Rushdie`s views and
thoughts but it does not mean that one`s thoughts be stopped
by violent protest," she said.

Muslim organisations have warned of protests in Jaipur if
Rushdie is allowed to enter the city to attend the Literature
Festival.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 00:04

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