Malayalam Artists Condemn Assault on Rushdie, Say Violent Intolerance of Dissent Gaining Momentum

New Delhi: Various Malayam writers, filmmakers, artists and cultural figures have condemned the assault on Salman Rushdie in New York, describing it as an try to utterly silence the author and punish him for what he wrote.

Rushdie is a person of peace and offers solely in phrases and the assault on him is one other instance of the “violent intolerance of dissent that’s dangerously gaining momentum”, the assertion, issued by the Chinta Ravindran Basis, says. “We expect, it’s the want of the hour for writers, artists, art-lovers and readers to protest in opposition to this dastardly act and its harmful implications,” it says.

Learn the complete assertion and the listing of signatories beneath.

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Assertion issued by the Chinta Ravindran Basis endorsed by famend Malayalam writers, filmmakers, artists and cultural figures in opposition to the assault on Salman Rushdie :

We, the undersigned, are deeply saddened and shocked by the brutal try to assassinate acclaimed author Salman Rushdie, throughout a literary occasion in Chautauqua, western New York. We strongly condemn this heinous act and categorical our solidarity with the author.

Salman Rushdie has been underneath the shadow of demise threats for many years for what he as soon as wrote. The decision to kill him was, by itself, a condemnable transfer in opposition to freedom of expression. The truth that Rushdie was spending a few years of his life in hiding, unable to expertise even the easy comforts of life, but was lively in writing, reveals his ardour for creativity. The current incident was meant to utterly silence the author, and to punish him for what he wrote. This despicable act, we see, as an incredible disaster confronted by artistic pursuits in current instances.

The assault on Salman Rushdie, who’s a person of peace, and dealing solely in phrases, is one more instance of the violent intolerance of dissent that’s dangerously gaining momentum. We expect, it’s the want of the hour for writers, artists, art-lovers and readers to protest in opposition to this dastardly act and its harmful implications.

Wishing Salman Rushdie a speedy restoration and a fast return to writing.

M.T.Vasudevan Nair
Adoor Gopalakrishnan
T.J.S. George
Ok. Satchithanandan
Anand
Sashi Kumar
Zacharia
N.S.Madhavan
KGS
M. Mukundan
Ok.P. Kumaran
T.V. Chandran
M.N. Karasseri
M.A.Child
Dr. Khadeeja Mumtaz
Balan Nambiar
Sadanand Menon
Sara Joseph
Rafiq Ahmed
C.P. Aboobacker
Shaji N. Karun
Sunil P. Elayidom
Asokan Charuvil
Ok. P. Mohanan
Anwar Ali
P. T. Kunjumohammed
E.P. Unni
Subhash Chandran
Boney Thomas
Rose Mary
Shahina Ok. Rafiq
Neelan
Bose Krishnamachari
Riyas Komu
S. Harish
Benyamin
E. Santosh Kumar
Kamal
Pleasure Mathew
O.Ok. Johnny
Madhupal
C.S. Chandrika
Unni R.
P. F. Mathews
Venkitesh Ramakrishnan
S. Gopalakrishnan
Gracy
Ok.C. Narayanan
Sunil Ashokapuram
Abdul Kalam Azad
Ambikasuthan Mangad
J. Raghu
0. P. Suresh
Pramod Raman
Paul Kallanode
Ok.S. Venkatachalam
Chelavoor Venu
O. Ok. Johnny
Mangad Ratnakaran
N.Ok. Ravindran
Ok. Rekha
Jolly Chirayath
Echmukutty
C. S. Venkiteswaran
Adv. A. Ok. Jayashree
Murali Kannampilly
Murali Nagapuzha
Shylaja Natak
Ashraf Padanna
Dr. I. Rajan
V. Ok. Joseph
Sister Jesme
Prakash Naked
Koya Mohammed
Chandrika Ravindran
E.M. Radha
Jayan Pakaravur
Tathagathan
C.R. Rajeev
N. Rajan
M. P. Surendran

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