The Osmania University police are checking CCTV footage to identify the miscreants.

Protest against Kancha Ilaiah continues miscreants put up posters at his Hyderabad home
news Controversy Monday, November 06, 2017 - 08:12

The protest against writer and social scientist Kancha Ilaiah seems never-ending, with posters now being put up near his residence in the Tarnaka area of Hyderabad on Sunday morning. 

The Times of India reported that the posters were put up at various locations, including the gate of the writer's apartment, which read, "Let us forgive Ilaiah, who is an illiterate and foolish person. We strive for protecting Hinduism''.

Osmania University police visited the spot after learning about the incident, and are checking CCTV footage nearby, to identify the miscreants behind the poster, the ToI report adds. 

The writer has been facing protests from the Arya Vysya groups across Telangana and Andhra, for describing the trading community as social smugglers in his Telugu booklet "Samaajika smugglerlu komatollu".

Arya Vysya communities are seeking a ban on the book and the arrest of the writer for hurting their sentiments.

The Supreme Court on October 15 refused to ban the book.

Two weeks ago, the police had placed Kancha Ilaiah under house arrest at the same residence, to stop him from leaving for Vijayawada to address a public meeting.

Policemen were deployed outside his house in Tarnaka, and a team from Andhra Pradesh had conveyed to him that he would be arrested if he stepped out of the house.

The police team served a notice to the thinker, to inform that there was no permission for the public meeting in Vijayawada as prohibitory orders were in force in the city.

Some Dalit and backward classes organisations had planned to organise the meeting, to express solidarity with Ilaiah, who was facing threats.

Ilaiah alleged that the governments of both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana were trying to suppress freedom of expression.

Kancha has defended his book, telling reporters earlier, "Social Smuggling is a phrase. It is the economic process of exploitation, which means earning in business but not investing back into society."

He was a professor from the political science department from Osmania University and is currently the Director, Center for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy at Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) in Hyderabad.


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