Jaipur Lit fest: Muslim bodies against Thayil, Joshi; RSS no to 7 Pak invitees
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He said six court cases are pending against the writers and they are slated to appear before a court in Ajmer on February 3.
Mujahid Naqvi, co-convenor of the national conference, said the community will protest if the organisers invite Taslima Nasreen this year. "If this happens we will agitate again. Last year we had protested against the invitation sent out to Salman Rushdie," he said. The organisers clarified that no invitation has been sent to Taslima Nasreen.
Meanwhile, Sanjoy K Roy, producer of the lit fest, said the organisers will not ask anyone invited to drop out. "All the invitations sent out by us continue to stand as they were. We will not ask anyone to drop out," he said.
On additional security cover for the event, he said, "The state government is aware of the developments and they will do the needful. We do not feel the need to ask for extra security."
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