DMK chief Karunanidhi flays Centre over return of Akademi awards
Condemning the “silence” of the Centre over the issue of authors returning their Sahitya Akademi awards, DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Tuesday said this “nonchalant” attitude was an injustice and a black chapter in history.
Giving a list of authors who had returned their awards including Nayantara Sahgal in protest, Karunanidhi said there was still no explanation from the Centre or Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which was a matter of regret and condemnable.
He noted that several authors had returned their awards and poet Satchidanandan had quit his Akademi post alleging that the literary body had failed to stand by writers and uphold freedom of expression.
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