Comments against Mahasweta Devi flayed

Special Correspondent

KANNUR: District unit of the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee Vichar Vibhag has termed statements by Education and Cultural Affairs Minister M.A. Baby and “fellow travellers” among Malayalam writers against Bengali writer and Jnanapith award-winner Mahasweta Devi as an affront to the cultural legacy of the State.

A press release by the organisation here on Sunday said that the statements exposed an intolerance towards criticism. The release said that a meeting of the district unit of the organisation here on Sunday called upon cultural leaders to look at issues from an unbiased perspective.

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