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Adil Mohammed Interview on Growing Intolerance and Dadri Killing. Nuqta e Nazar Munsif TV – Writers Returning Awards – Growing Need for Peace and Harmony. Swaraj Abhiyan Aman Committees.





Published on Oct 7, 2015  Pashant Bhushan on Aman Committees. 

Some people ask why Modi ji has kept silence on all these incidents happening so often. Look Modi ji is keeping him self busy with his foreign visits. He is trying to make a image as if he is a international statesmen. Thus he does not find easy to give provocative statements sitting on the seat of PM. Thus it looks it is well thought strategy to keep mum and say nothing. ‘Our country is now ruled by the RSS and this killing is a preplanned conspiracy to spread communal hatred. “PM Modi’s silence on Dadri murder,is not surprising as it is Modi himself who sowed the poison of beef politics.”Senior Adv. Prashant Bhushan

For us in society we have to cut short and stop the people who are aggravating communal sentiments. We need to work in direction that is difficult. Across nation in each district of the country we need to set up Aman Committees. What is an Aman Committee every section of community and faith we need to bring select and respected individuals from various sections of society and faiths as its members. It is they who should ensure to develop brotherhood communication and develop environment of confidence and unity with broader harmony and constructive living together.

Tens of Writers Writen their awards :  Latest being a Leading Rajasthani and Hindi writer Nand Bhardwaj on Thursday returned his Sahitya Akademi award to denounce “rising religious intolerance and attack on freedom of expression”, even as the CPI-M hailed the protesting writers for doing the country proud.

In a letter addressed to Sahitya Akademi, Bhardwaj said: “There is growing concern among writers and intelligentsia against attacks and killing by hardline communal forces and the failure of Sahitya Akademi to stand up for them (writers).

“I praise the writers who have returned the awards, and I also want to return my award, which I won in 2004 for my Rajasthani novel ‘Samhi Khulto Marag’,” Bhardwaj said. He also sent back the prize money of Rs.50,000.

Bhardwaj has become the latest of Indian writers drawn from various languages including Hindi, Malayalam, Marathi, Kannada, Punjabi, Bengali, Urdu, Tamil, Gujarati and Assamese to return their awards, primarily those conferred by Sahitya Akademi.

Most were upset over the Sahitya Akademi’s failure to come out in defence of M.M. Kalburgi after he was murdered in Karnataka on August 30. A few also spoke out against the lynching of a Muslim man near Delhi over rumours that he killed a cow and ate beef.

In Panaji, Goa writers came down on what they said was a rising culture of intolerance towards freedom of speech but said they would not be returning their awards for now.

Eleven Konkani award-winning writers told the media that they would create a lobby of other creative artists and other Padma award winners from Goa.

“We are disheartened by the lack of adequate response of the Sahitya Akademi following the murder of Kalburgi,” writer Damodar Mauzo said.

“While we have resolved not to return our awards, we are conveying our sentiments to the Akademi. We want them to speak out at the meeting of the committee which will be held soon,” he said.

The press conference was also addressed by writers Pundalik Naik, Dilip Borkar, Datta Naik, Hema Naik, Nagesh Karmali and N. Shivdas. They also vowed to protest at the forthcoming 46th International Film Festival of India (IFFI).

West Bengal Governor K.N. Tripathi, however, accused writers returning the awards of being politically motivated.

“Several incidents occurred in the country from the time they received the award… It makes one wonder if there is a small group who are lobbying for the return of these awards,” Tripathi said in Kolkata.

“How it is that none of them were prompted to return the awards earlier and why now?” he asked. “Why did they not return the award when the (2013) Muzaffarnagar riots happened?”

The CPI-M, however, hailed the Indian writers for doing the country proud.

“What is heartening about the writers’ protest action is the range and variety of the writers who have stood up to be counted,” an editorial in the CPI-M organ “People’s Democracy” said.

“What binds them is their deep moorings in secular and democratic values. It is a clear and bold expression of how the country will not succumb to Hindutva authoritarianism,” it said.

“By returning the awards bestowed on them and by resigning from the positions they hold in the Akademi, they have also spoken out against the growing attacks on plurality and cultural diversity by the Hindutva forces,” the Communist Party of India-Marxist said.

The protest began with important Kannada writers returning their awards to the Kannada Sahitya Parishat on the slow progress in the Kalburgi murder investigation.

Swaraj Abhiyan
Press Note, Oct 12
Swaraj Abhiyan salutes the courage of conviction of eminent writers for standing up against divisive forces.
Swaraj Abhiyan joins all patriotic citizens of India in saluting the courage of conviction of our eminent writers for standing up against divisive and repressive forces. Creative writers – poets, novelists, dramatists, story writers and others – are conscience keepers of any society. They give expression to our collective consciousness through their genius and imagination.
The step taken by eminent authors like Nayantara Sehgal, Ashok Vajpayi, followed by Sarah Joseph, Rahman Abbas, Uday Prakash, Gurcharan Singh, Ganesh Devy, Aman Sethi, Gurbachan Singh Bhullar, Ajmer Singh Aulakh, Atamjit Singh, Waryam Sandhu and others exemplifies their grit and courage to stand against authoritarianism and fascist tendencies. The coming forward of the writers of Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Urdu and other national languages demonstrates the urge of Indian people to stop promotion of cult of intolerance and violence.
The recent ink-throwing incident on Sudheendra Kulkarni shows how intolerant these divisive forces have become. This attack exemplifies that the rising intolerance is now being manifested even against the moderate voice within themselves.
Swaraj Abhiyan national convenor Prof. Anand Kumar has said that it is constitutional duty of the state and citizens to take steps against such forces who are killing  innocent people and dividing the society.
Swaraj Abhiyan supports these courageous writers for standing up to protect the Indian ideal of unity in diversity.

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