Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Home India Munawwar Rana returns Sahitya Akademi Award on live TV

Munawwar Rana returns Sahitya Akademi Award on live TV

New Delhi: Noted Urdu poet Munawwar Rana joined the league of writers returning their Akademi awards in protest of the ‘present situation’ in the country.

Returning the award, Munawwar Rana said that he was not happy with the current atmosphere in the country, and so, he would not accept any government recognition in future.

Although, during the show, many poets and authors suggested him not to return the award on live TV and wait but the poet refused to do so.

Rana raised the issue of authors being branded as supporters of some party or the other. “Literateurs and authors are being attached to some party or the other. Some are being called as Congress men, and some BJP supporters,” he was quoted as saying on TV.

The poet, seemingly unhappy over past references of Muslims being called Pakistani, remarked that he was a Muslim and he could be said to be Pakistani some day.

“I am a Muslim and I might be called a Pakistani.”

Talking further on the issue of Islam and terror, he took a jibe on the mindset of people, “Though, this nation is still not connected with electricity wires but Muslims are somehow connected to Dawood Ibrahim.”

The poet continued, “What are the meanings of terror in this country? This hasn’t been decided yet, however, if a Muslim fired a cracker, he is branded as a terrorist. This way justice can’t be done.”

BJP leader Sambit Patra, before and after the award was returned, noted that it was all a manufactured consent.




Most Popular

Anupam Kher: I Always See Myself In The New People

Actor Anupam Kher has been there, done it all -- from Bollywood to Hollywood. His secret of survival over the decades, he would tell...

India Likely To Be Third Contributor To Global GDP By 2040: Report

While China will overtake the United States as the largest economy in the world by 2040, India will be a distant third contributor to...

E-Commerce, OTT And Gaming Witnessed Over 100 Percent Growth In 2020

Amid the pandemic, online payments, indoor entertainment, and gaming witnessed over 100 percent growth in India last year, a new report said on Tuesday. As...

Vaccination Against Covid Safe In People With High-Risk Allergies: Study

Severe allergic reactions to Covid-19 vaccines remain exceedingly rare, thus people with high-risk allergy histories can safely take the jabs, according to a study...

Ultimate Health Hacks For Work From Home Culture

The work-from-home routine in 2020 brought many families closer as they found themselves under the same roof for an extended period of time. As...

Story Of A Woman Who Cremates Bodies During The Pandemic

'Ek Koshish Aisi Bhi' -- this is not the title of a film but words that today spell hope for those in distress.'Ek Koshish...

More Urban Indians Suffer Payment App Frauds, Card Frauds: Report

More urban Indians are facing payment app frauds (24 percent), identity thefts (20 percent), and payment card frauds (18 percent) than ever before during...

Rapprochement Between Russia And The US?

The recent announcement by the White House sources that US President Joe Biden has proposed that he and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin hold...

Recent Comments