Writer and intellectual Dr Kancha Ilaiah lodged a complaint at Hyderabad’s Osmania University Police Station on Monday evening, after he allegedly received threatening calls from unknown persons.
Ilaiah stated that he has been receiving random calls since Sunday afternoon and the callers have threatened to cut off his tongue. He specified that if any harm is done to him, the Arya-Vysya Sangham should be held responsible for the same.
“Since yesterday many unknown phone calls kept coming and when I answered they abused me. The International Arya-Vysya Sangham headed by K Ramakrishna condemned my writings on a TV channel.Someone threatened to cut my tongue. My effigies have been burnt. I feel terribly threatened by their abuses, phone calls and messages. If anything happens to me they will be responsible,” Ilaiah said.
The Vysya associations have been upset with Dr Ilaiah for his book titled ‘Samajika smugglurlu komatollu‘ (Vysyas are social smugglers). Vysya associations are alleged that the title and some contents of the book are derogatory and offensive to the community.
They have also demanded the book be withdrawn immediately. J Venkateshwar, president of AP Arya Vysya Mahasabha, announced that they were officially going to lodge a police complaint against Dr Ilaiah. Ilaiah is an Indian political scientist and a writer prolific in both English as well as Telegu. He is also known to be an activist for Dalit rights.