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Salman Rushdie Attacked: India has given its first reaction to...

Salman Rushdie Attacked: India has given its first reaction to the attack on the famous author Salman Rushdie, who wrote the novels Midnight’s Children and Satanic Versus. Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said that India has always been against violence and extremism. India condemns this horrific attack. Also wishing Rushdie a speedy recovery. Actually, Salman Rushdie was attacked on August 12 at the Chautauqua Institute in western New York. He was about to start his lecture when a man stabbed him in the throat with a knife.

This attack was condemned all over the world. After the publication of Rushdie’s novel The Satanic Verses, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini issued a fatwa to kill him in 1989. Because of this, Rushdie has also lived in exile for ten years. Various Muslims of the world saw the novel as blasphemy. This novel was also banned in India. The person who attacked Rushdie has been identified as 24-year-old Hadi Matar. Hadi Matar carried out this attack because of Salman Rushdie’s controversial book The Satanic Verses. Since the 1980s, Salman Rushdie has been receiving death threats for this book.

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi told media persons on Thursday, “India has always been against violence and fundamentalism. We condemn the horrific attack on Salman Rushdie. Also wish him a speedy recovery.” Salman Rushdie’s book The Satanic Verses was in controversy since 1980. The Iranian government had issued a fatwa for him. After the book was published, it was banned in India. The book was also banned in Bangladesh, Sudan and South Africa in 1988. The book was banned in Sri Lanka till December 1988. Egypt’s Grand Sheikh al-Azhar called on Islamic organizations in Britain to take legal action to stop the novel’s distribution. Then this novel was banned in Pakistan. The ban was imposed in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Somalia, Bangladesh, Sudan, Malaysia, Indonesia and Qatar within weeks of the book’s publication.

This is the whole controversy of the book

The Satanic Verses, written by Salman Rushdie, was published in the year 1988. For this, Rushdie was accused of insulting the Prophet Muhammad. The title of the book is about a disputed Muslim tradition. Rushdie wrote openly about this tradition in his book. That is why this book got banned in various Muslim countries. Rushdie has used magical realism in this book and made contemporary events and contemporaries the characters of this novel. In the name of this book, those verses of the Qur’an have been called “satanic verses”. who are related to the three goddesses of Mecca al-Lat, Manat and al-Uzza. Part of the story related to the “satanic verses” was based on the accounts of the historians al-Wakidi and al-Tabari. While this book also got appreciation in England. Salman Rushdie’s novel The Satanic Verses received positive reviews, became a 1988 Booker Prize finalist, and the 1988 Whitbread Award for Best Novel of the Year. After this there was so much controversy over this book that Muslims accused it of blasphemy and making fun of their faith. Rushdie also lived in exile for ten years due to the release of the fatwa.

US Secretary of State gave this statement

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken issued his statement after the attack on famous writer Salman Rushdie. He said in the statement that Iran’s government institutions instigated violence against Rushdie. Because Salman Rushdie has always stood for universal freedom of expression.

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