The ban on Kamal Haasan`s film ‘Vishwaroopam’ and the controversy over social analyst Ashis Nandy`s comments on caste and corruption in Jaipur reflected the intolerance of Indian policy makers and went against the "very grain of India", BJP MP Tarun Vijay has said.
An MP from Karimnagar district in Andhra Pradesh Friday filed a complaint against eminent scholar Ashis Nandy, for making remarks alleged to be anti-Dalit at the Jaipur Literature Festival, police said.
Rajasthan Police have lodged an FIR under the SC/ST Act against eminent writer and Professor Ashis Nandy, whose statement regarding corruption among the SC/ST and OBC class fuelled a massive controversy during the recently held Jaipur Literature Festival 2013.
Police have sought video of author Ashis Nandy`s controversial comments that people from OBC, SC and ST communities were the "most corrupt" made at the Jaipur Literary Festival even as he left the city.
Social scientist Ashis Nandy was Saturday booked for linking Dalits, tribals and backward classes to corruption, even as his remarks at the Jaipur Literature Festival drew condemnation from political parties like the BSP and RPI which demanded action against him.