Hindi news portal ‘Pravakta.Com’ organizes meeting of litterateurs over Akademi award issue

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New Delhi, Oct 30 (ANI): Hindi news portal ‘Pravakta.Com’ on Friday organized the meeting of litterateurs to discuss the issue of several writers relinquishing their Sahitya Akademi award in a symbolic show of protest against growing disregard for freedom of speech under the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The discussion was over whether the returning of awards is an expression of resistance against the rising climate of intolerance or just a form of ‘hypocrisy’. Some speakers gave their views after which an open forum discussion was held on the subject. The event was organized at Hindi Bhawan. The discussion generated considerable inputs and thoughts on the sensitive subject. Several writers of different languages across the country have returned their Sahitya Akademi Awards so far as they are ‘hurt’ with the spread of “communal poison” and “rising intolerance” in India.

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