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By NewsGram Staff Writer

Another instance of fanaticism or to say prohibition of free speech occurred in Kerala wherein a 75-year-old literary critic has been allegedly forced to stop writing his columns on Ramayana in a local daily because of his religious faith.

M M Basheer, former professor of Malayalam at the University of Calicut, stopped his column named ‘Ramayanam Jeevithasaramritham’ (Essence of Ramayana) in Malalayalam daily Mathrubhumi after he received  threats and abuse calls from the right wing groups.

“The callers were taking exception to the poet’s[Valmiki] criticism of Rama, which was given in quotes. Most of the callers would not hear out my explanation but just abuse me,” he told Express. Last year, Basheer had written on Adhyatma Ramayana, where Rama was depicted as God.

Moreover, posters threatening Basheer were put up near the newspaper’s head office in Kozhikode the day after the column started appearing on the daily on August 3.

It is learnt from the sources that Hanumansena is behind the act.

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Huawei Does Its Part To Help Kerela In The Time Of Trouble

The free repair services would continue till August 31.

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Chinese electronics giant Huawei on Saturday announced it would provide free repair services for Huawei and Honor smartphones damaged in the Kerala floods.

In order to ensure the availability of services in the state, the company has activated technical teams across all operational authorised and exclusive service centres in Kerala, the company said in a statement.

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“We have deployed our customer service team in full action to support customers affected by Kerala floods. We will be providing free of cost service to Huawei smartphones damaged due to water-logging,” said Allen Wang, Director, Product Centre, Huawei Consumer Business Group, India.

The free repair services would continue till August 31.(IANS)

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