Writer Nayantara Sahgal, Nehru's Niece, Returns Sahitya Akademi Award

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  1. A chauhan

    A chauhan "अहिंसा परमो धर्मः धर्म हिंसा तथैव च: l" Senior Member

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    Writer Nayantara Sahgal, Nehru's Niece, Returns Sahitya Akademi Award
    October 06, 2015
    http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/writer-nayantara-sahgal-returns-sahitya-akademi-award-1228565
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    Writer Nayantara Sahgal has returned the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award, recording her protest against what she calls a "vicious assault" on India's diversity and debate, and the government's failure to safeguard it.

    Ms Sahgal, 88, is the niece of India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru. She received the literary award in 1986.

    In a statement explaining her decision, titled "Unmaking of India", she refers to the recent mob killing of a Muslim man over rumours that he had eaten beef, and also the killings of rationalists MM Kalburgi, Narendra Dabholkar and Govind Pansare.

    "In memory of the Indians who have been murdered, in support of all Indians who uphold the right to dissent, and of all dissenters who now live in fear and uncertainty, I am returning my Sahitya Akademi Award," says the writer known for her outspoken views. The right to dissent, she asserts, is an integral part of India's Constitution.

    Speaking to NDTV, Ms Sahgal questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi's silence.

    "The Prime Minister is absolutely silent. He has uttered no word of condemnation at all at these incidents. The whole country wishes the Prime Minister to make a statement because the situation is getting more and more serious," Ms Sahgal said.

    "Under Modi we are going backwards, regressing, narrowing down to Hindutva...there is rising intolerance and lots of Indians are living in fear," she commented.

    In her statement, she also accuses the Sahitya Akademi, the organization that promotes Indian literature, of silence.

    Ms Sahgal was known for her strong stand against the Emergency of 1975-77 imposed by Indira Gandhi, during which several opposition leaders were jailed.
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    Openly showing her lack of understanding ! using Sahitya Awards for political aims :dude:
     
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    tarunraju Moderator Moderator

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    This Vaticunt wrote an "oh no Hindus are eating Muslim fetuses in India" piece in the NYT. Probably wants to breathe life into her non-existent writing career with a shill piece. Dramebaaz bitch.
     
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    The decision came too late... she should done it in 1984 when Congress were killing Sikhs...

    What a hypocrite she is !!
     
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    tarunraju Moderator Moderator

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    She was awarded in 1986. But yes, she accepted the award from the killers of Sikhs. Hypocrite.
     
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    I never heard of her before NDTV came out with the news in a lighting speed... It seems to me that there is someone working overtime to defame the current leaders... Big Media house are complicit with their involvement ...
     
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    modi should scrap these stupid awards!
     
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    Nayantara Sahga is also involved in National Herald case along with Sonia & Raul Gandhi. She is one of the biggest share holder in NH.
    When ED starts questing her she will play victim card saying Modi did this because i returned this award etc.. What a loser indeed.

    http://www.sunday-guardian.com/news/5000-shareholders-are-big-losers-in-national-herald-case

    This moron should also return all the money with interest & gifts she received along with award.

    Good going Modi, you exposed another fraud.
     
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    But why?

    Why doesn't the RW govt use the Awards to peddle its own agenda?
     
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    Giving awards to individuals is waste of taxpayers money and does zilch.

    I would rather start a new think-tank with seed capital enough for next two decades.
     
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    What can that accomplish? It will soon be taken over by the leftists filth anyway, just like how most of academia are. If we want such a development, first step would be to clean up the mess in the intellectual area
     
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    @tarunraju this is also a Hindu bashing thread going by the op . oh noes hindutva regressive politics taking over the country. please close this too. Let's bury our heads in the sands and pretend all is well in india
     
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    You can put right wing people to head it in the beginning. Put few RSS walas etc. and then it cannot change over time since the people leaving would hire next generation.
     
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    RSS walas are incompetent buffoons who are good for nothing in the intellectual area.

    Anyway, I think rather than using the institutions ,which the left so successfully used against Hindus for so long, against the same left , we are discussing how we should close it down. Just like how many RW are discussing conversion ban rather than use it to their strength.


    IMO BJP should use this for their advantage and beat the left at their own game, by encouraging right wing writing and writers
     
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    Current govt's term isn't even halfway yet and presstitutes with such "leftist" intellectuals are working overtime to brand India as a Hindutva state.

    If the comments and social media reactions to such news are a sentiment indicator of average citizens, 2019 should be a good year again for BJP.

    Must be the reason why PM Modi still has a whooping 87% approval/popularity rating.

    http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/indian-pm-...l-ratings-jump-ahead-visit-ireland-us-1520528

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    whr invaders hv been eulogised, heroes binned!!
    am sure the govt. could have some RSS brains like S. Gurumurthy for its help? that would be too good if done!

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    whr invaders hv been eulogised, heroes binned!!
    probably the best way yet again is through the doors of the SM. launch all-out full frontal assault whenever one can! i make kind of a daily roster of the things to share over the SM with friends and groups. there's just too much of it worth sharing which even a simple search would reveal, more than what time would allow for.

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    You're correct, but it also served the purpose of exposing the reason behind that Vaticunt hag's hissy-fit - she's named in the National Herald Scam case. Since that purpose is served, I'm happy to close this thread.
     
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