15 Oct, 2015
A group of Sahitya Akademi award winner writers from Goa on Thursday condemned the silence of Sahitya Akademi over the rising trend of intolerance in the country and recent murders of some writers. “We demand from Sahitya Akademi the official condemnation of the threat to our fundamental rights that is more imperative at this juncture. We are hopeful that the Academy would condemn the cultural Talibanism in the country,” said writers led by Datta Damodar Naik.
Writers on Thursday vowed to join hands to plan a series of actions, including a demonstration at International Film Festival of India (IFFI) to be held here next month. As many as 14 Sahitya Akademi Award winners condemned the rising trend of intolerance in the country. “The rising trend of intolerance is threatening freedom of expression and age-old liberal and all-encompassing philosophical traditions of this country,” said Mr. Naik reading their joint statement at a press conference in Panaji.