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No Ban On Book, But Ilaiah Can't Cross Limits!

The ongoing controversy over maverick writer and social activist Kancha Ilaiah took an interesting turn on Friday with Supreme Court refusing to ban his book ‘Samajika Smugglerlu Komatollu’ which allegedly belittled Vysya Community.

A division bench headed by Chief Justice Deepak Mishra, reacting to a petition filed by Arya Vysya Association leader and advocate Ramanjaneyulu, ruled that the book cannot be banned just because it is controversial, since it amounted to curtailing the freedom of expression.

However, the court felt that authors like Ilaiah should not cross their limits and have self-control while making disparaging comments against other communities.

Obviously relieved with the Supreme Court judgement, Ilaiah said it was a welcome verdict. He, however, continued to make insulting remarks against the Vysyas stating that they should be glad that at least somebody had written a book on them.

Despite the court’s judgement, the police both in Andhra and Telangana have filed criminal cases against Ilaiah for hurting the sentiments of the other people.



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