Samantha Kuok-Leese

Festival organisers threatened with arrest over Rushdie controversy

Jaipur –

In a dramatic end to the first day of the Jaipur Literature Festival, four writers rallied in support of Salman Rushdie by reading from The Satanic Verses. The book has been banned in India since 1988. As a result, a warrant was issued for the festival organizers; arrests which, at time of writing, have not been resolved.

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