For Tamil writer targeted by Hindu groups, compromise was the only way out
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The News Minute | January 13, 2015 | 08.30 am IST After the controversy over Madhorubhagan , a¬†book authored by Perumal Murugan , the issue was resolved in a meeting that included the author and different members of Hindu outfits in Tiruchengode. After the meeting, according to the District Revenue Officer who chair the meeting, the writer has agreed to issue an unconditional apology, delete controversial portions in the book, withdraw unsold copies in the market and also not write on controversial subjects which could hurt sentiments of people, reported The Hindu. On the other hand, the Hindu outfits agreed to withdraw all forms of protests , said the report. Prior to the meeting saw commotion when over a 100 members of various Hinud outfits gathered to participate in the meeting with the author. However, only 30 representatives were allowed.¬† Murugan who had come to the meeting alone has been provide police protection in the last few days. The book revolves around the story of a childless couple attempting to live a normal life. Drama however begins in their lives¬†when all rules of marital relationship are relaxed once a year allowing ‚Äútraditional free, consensual sex rituals‚ÄĚ. BJP, RSS deny involvement in protests against writer RSS sppokesperson in the state, N Sadogopan said that the RSS would never indulge in such activities. He also said that while some of those who protested may have worked for the organisation, the protests were not planned by the leadership. BJP State President Tamizhisai Soundararajan also said that the the party had nothing to do with the protests and and that even though many in the protests were part of the party, the leadership had not given them instructions relating to the same Read¬†BJP, RSS burn Tamil writer's book, seek arrest alleging portrayal of temple in bad light Tweet Follow @thenewsminute
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