Indian writer arrested for violence in book

The AP reports that an Indian writer has been arrested by Indian police for having written a book that blames: “Hindus for deadly anti-Christian violence in the country’s east earlier this year,” according to the article.

Part of the problem resides in the fact that many believe these opinions could stir up “communal tensions,” according to the article.

The writer, whose name is Lenin Kumar, also had his share of protesters, the article notes. There were apparently around 100 of them “wearing black armbands and badges over their mouths held a silent demonstration in capital city Bhubaneswar,” the article states.

Some of the argument this has spawned is this notion that the writer himself should be the one arrested when the book has yet to be banned.

Lenin Kumar is the editor of the quarterly magazine called Nishan, and if you’d like to know more about this outrage, visit the full AP article.


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