Meesha row: Tapasya blames it on ‘Islamists’

Tapasya Kala-Sahitya Vedi, a Sangh Parivar outfit, has blamed a ‘crooked marketing strategy’ and the ‘global Islamic terrorism’ for the ongoing controversy over the abrupt cessation of the serialisation of the novel Meesha in a magazine.

In a statement here, Tapasya president P. Narayana Kurup alleged that the magazine had employed a crooked marketing strategy of getting a controversial novel written by a new writer and later suspending its publication.

He alleged that ‘global Islamic fundamentalists’, who were pumping in money to turn public opinion against nationalism, were behind such vilified campaigns. Even those media organisations which claimed nationalistic legacies too had become victims of such campaigns. Such media outlets were indirectly inviting Islamic terrorists and publishing anti-nationalistic articles and novels.

He claimed that the novel had purposefully cast aspersions on Hindu traditions, worship practices and women’s temple visits. Referring to the recent incidents of sexual crimes committed by certain Christian priests, Mr. Kurup alleged that the novel wanted to falsely project that temples too were venues for such incidents.

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