‘Do not stop writing’: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan backs writer Hareesh over novel controversy

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By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: July 23, 2018 4:58:33 pm


Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the novelist should not be “disturbed” by controversies. (File)

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan Monday threw his weight behind noted author S Hareesh, who was forced to withdraw his novel following alleged threats from right-wing outfits. The chief minister said his government was with the writers in the matter of freedom of expression and that it would not allow any attack on them.

“The government will not allow any infringement on their freedom of expression. Let the creativity flourish in an atmosphere sans fear. There will be no compromise on anything that will crush it,” CM Vijayan said in a Facebook Post.

The CM further said the novelist should not be “disturbed” by controversies. “He should strongly and boldly…

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