Mumbai, October 24 (CINEWS): Noted lyricist Gulzar has turned out in the backing of writers giving back their Sahitya Akademi grants in dissent of the developing religious narrow-mindedness in the nation, saying this is the main way an essayist can enlist challenge.
Numerous authors have given back their Akademi honors to dissent the executing of Kannada essayist M Kalburgi and other developing cases of assaults on educated people.
Gulzar, 81, said while the killing was not Akademi’s deficiency, the creators needed the foundation to perceive and challenge against the occurrence.
“The homicide that has harmed every one of us is some place the shortcoming of the framework/government… Giving back the award was a demonstration of the challenge. Authors don’t have whatever another approach to enlist their challenge. We have never seen this sort of religious bigotry. In any event, we were bold in conveying everything that needs to be conveyed,” Gulzar said.
Communicating worry over the developing cases of mutual prejudice, he rubbished claims that the scholars choice to give back the award was politically spurred.
“Never felt that a circumstance like this would come where a man’s religion is asked his name. It was never like this… What governmental issues can an essayist do? An author just talks from his heart, brain, and soul. They are the inner voice attendants of the general public. They are the attendants of the spirit of the general public,” he said.
In the wake of the creators’ dissent, the Sahitya Akademi at long last passed a consistent determination yesterday engaging state and focal governments to find a way to forestall such episodes and requested that creators take back the honors they had come back to challenge against “rising narrow mindedness”.