Mon, Oct 12, 2015, 03:51 PM
Gujarati writer Ganesh Dave returned his Sahitya Academy Award. Three Punjab writers followed suit. They are protesting against the rise in attacks on the freedom of writers to express themselves freely through writings, ever since Modi took up reins at the Centre. Religious animosities too are on the rise, they fumed. Sachidanand and Sashi Deshpande resigned from the membership of the Academy.