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Jaipur Lit Fest: Islamist groups seek ban on 4 authors

First published: January 21, 2013, 1:10 PM IST | Updated: January 21, 2013
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Jaipur Lit Fest: Islamist groups seek ban on 4 authors
A statement issued by the groups sought a ban on Amitava Kumar, Ruchir Joshi, Jeet Thayil and Hari Kunzru.

Jaipur: A statement warning the organisers of the Jaipur Literature Festival against allowing authors who had read out passages from Salman Rushdie's 'Satanic Verses' at the event last year was issued by Islamist groups on Sunday.

The statement was issued at a conference in Jaipur. It seeks a ban on the four authors - Amitava Kumar, Ruchir Joshi, Jeet Thayil and Hari Kunzru - who had read out passages from the controversial book.

The Jaipur Literature Festival 2013 will be held from January 24 to 28.

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