Sahitya Akademi urges writers to take back awards

New Delhi, Oct. 23 (ANI): The Sahitya Akademi today condemned the killing of writers and urged those who had returned their awards in protest to take them back.

Krishnaswamy Nachimuthu, an Akademi member and a Tamil scholar, after the meeting urged the Centre to ensure that the apt action is initiated against the anti-social elements in the country.

“We are all together, the decision was unanimous. The executive board of the Sahitya Akademi unanimously condemned the killings of M.M. Kalburgi and also appealed to the state and the Central Government to take steps to prevent such happenings in the future,” said Nachimuthu.

“So, it appealed to the writers to take back the awards,” he added.

Earlier in the day, the writers took out a peaceful march to protest against increasing intolerance in the country.

Writers from across the nation gathered at the Shri Ram Centre and marched towards the Sahitya Akademi.

Kalburgi was shot dead at his home in Karnataka’s Dharwad city on August 30. (ANI)

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