प्रोफेसर बीपी गुरू की गिरफ्तारी का विरोध
Dear friend,There seems to be no end to the repression of writers and intellectuals opposing cultural domination. The arrest of Professor BP Mahesh Chandra Guru of Mysore University yesterday is the latest in the series. Prof Guru has been writing regularly for FORWARD Press.
Some days back, Kancha Illiah was threatened by communal goons. A case was also registered against him for allegedly insulting god. After Vivek Kumar, a Chhattisgarh-based journalist and editor of a fortnightly allegedly insulted Hindu goddess Durga in his Facebook post, anti-social elements forced a bandh in the Manpur town where he lives for several days and indulged in violence. Under the pressure of these elements, Vivek Kumar was arrested under various sections of the IPC. After spending 70 days in jail, he was released on bail only two days back. You are well aware of similar incidents in the past.
We would like to publish articles on these incidents in FP. If you are interested, please do let us know.