Writers in Delhi protest over increasing intolerance


About 100 writers took out a peaceful march in Delhi on Friday to protest increasing intolerance in the country.

Writers from across the country gathered at Shri Ram Centre near Mandi House and marched towards Sahitya Akademi, wearing black ribbons on their heads as a sign of protest.

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The protest was organised just before Sahitya Akademi’s emergency meeting to discuss various issues.

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“The government must take some concrete steps to stop such incidents which shatter nation’s secular fabric. Sahitya Akademi should also pressurise the government and pass some resolution against increasing attacks on the writers,” the protester added.

This month several writers had returned their awards to register their protest over increasing intolerance in the country.