The spineless politicians have once again acted like India Rubber Men, bending backwards for Islamists and bowing to their diktats….and all this because they need the Muslim Vote Bank. This is not about truth or justice it is about pandering to rabid mullahs. The Indian Government has shamed all right thinking democratic Indians. The question that begs to be asked – Is India still a democratic secular country or is it now slowly being Islamised?
Author Salman Rushdie’s visit to India to attend the Jaipur Literature Festival is clouded in uncertainty even as Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot said his trip might lead to security problems. While the organisers say they stand by their invitation to the ‘Midnight’s
Gehlot met Chidambaram in New Delhi on Tuesday and discussed this issue, among other things, telling the home minister that the people of Rajasthan “do not want” Rushdie to come and had made representations to the state government about their feelings.
“I don’t have any official information about whether Rushdie is coming or not. There is no official communication to us… There is a reaction among the locals, they don’t want Salman to come,” Gehlot told reporters after the meeting.
The announcement of Rushdie’s visit to the popular festival had invited the wrath of India’s top Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband, which appealed to the government to decline the author a visa as he had hurt sentiments of Muslims in the past.
Responding to questions in New Delhi, Gehlot also added that Rushdie was a Person of Indian Origin (PIO) and the government cannot prevent him from coming to India. Nor can it offer any advice to the organisers.