Mon, Nov 30, 2015, 02:11 AM
'The Satanic Verses' book written by Salman Rushdie was banned in India and even a Fatwa was issued against him in the Muslim countries like Pakistan. Twenty-seven years after the then Rajiv Gandhi government banned Salman Rushdie's controversial novel , former Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Sunday (November 29) said it was "wrong." Chidambaram, who was a Minister of State for Home Affairs under Rajiv Gandhi from 1986-89, also said Indira Gandhi had in 1980 admitted imposing Emergency was a mistake. "I have no hesitation in saying that the ban on Salman Rushdie's book was wrong,"