Deoband opposes presence of ‘controversial authors’ at JLF

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Darul Uloom Deoband today demanded that “controversial authors” be kept away from the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) .

Muzaffarnagar, Jan 23 (PTI):Leading Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband today demanded that “controversial authors” be kept away from the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) in the Pink City.

The Deoband’s demand come close on the heels of some Muslim groups warning JLF organisers against inviting authors who have “hurt” religious sentiments of the community, including Jeet Thayil, Ruchir Joshi, Hari Kunzuru and Amitava Kumar, who had read out passages from Salman Rushdie’s banned ‘Satanic Verses’ at the event last year.