Current Affairs (GK) of 24 October 2015 In English For Banking Exams
Sahitya Akademi Breaks Its Silence, Flays Killings
Writers and cultural activists take out a solidarity march, ahead of the emergency meeting.
Yielding to unrelenting protests by writers, the Sahitya Akademi on 23 oct strongly condemned the killing of Kannada writer M M Kalburgi and others while urging litterateurs to take back awards they have returned even as protests and counter protests were held outside its headquarters here.
Breaking its silence, the Akademi took to pacifying the authors who accused it of not speaking out against the killings of writers and rationalists besides on incidents like Dadri lynching and ink attack on Sudheendra Kulkarni.
At an emergency board meet to discuss recent developments, the Akademi expressed solidarity with the writers urging those authors who had returned awards conferred by it to take them back and appealed to those who have stepped down from various Akademi posts to take back their resignations.
Amid continuing countrywide protests by writers over "rising intolerance", a young Dalit activist and writer was allegedly attacked by unidentified men whom he suspects to be right wing activists, for his "anti-Hindu" writings at Davangere in Karnataka.