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India salman rushdie travel ban 2012 01 11

India salman rushdie travel ban 2012 01 11

A cobbler wearing a mask of controversial British author Salman Rushdie polishes shoes outside a mosque during a protest by an Islamic organisation in Mumbai on January 11, 2011. Rushdie has dismissed demands by an influential Islamic seminary in India that he should be banned from entering the country to attend a literature festival later this month. Rushdie, who was threatened with death in a 'fatwa' order from Iran over his 1988 novel 'The Satanic Verses', is due to speak in the city of Jaipur alongside fellow writers such as Lionel Shriver and Richard Dawkins.

Indranil Mukherjee