Over 200 prominent authors including Salman Rushdie have asked British Prime Minister David Cameron to raise the issue of "rising climate of fear" and "growing intolerance" in India with counterpart Narendra Modi, in second letter from the PEN International in less than a month.
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Eminent Punjabi writer and Padma Shri winner Dalip Kaur Tiwana today decided to return her award protesting "recurrent atrocities" on Muslims in the country as another Kannada writer joined authors giving up their Sahitya Akademi Awards against "growing intolerance".
Booker Prize winning author Salman Rushdie on Monday joined the growing chorus of protests by writers and poets against spread of "communal poison" and "rising intolerance" in the country even as 12 more authors decided to return their Sahitya Akademi awards.