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Meesha book: Three booked for burning copy of controversial novel

A case has been registered against three persons in connection with the incident, but no one has been taken into custody, police said.


PTI 02 Aug 2018, 12:32 PM India

A day after controversial Malayalam novel 'Meesha' hit the stands, a group of BJP activists today set fire to a copy of the book over the alleged anti-Hindu contents in the publication.

The activists burnt the copy of the 328-page novel in front of the showroom of the DC Books, publisher of the book, here.

A case has been registered against three persons in connection with the incident, but no one has been taken into custody, police said.

When contacted, BJP district president S Suresh said it was a symbolic protest against the "anti-Hindu and anti-women contents" of the novel.

The writer, S Hareesh, was forced to withdraw the novel's serialization in the Mathrubhumi weekly after being allegedly threatened by some right-wing elements on social media last month.

Hareesh was targeted on the social media for allegedly denouncing women who go to temples in his book.

Right-wing supporters have taken offense to a conversation between two characters in the novel.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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