Notice Served To Kancha Ilaiah, Ask Him Not To Address Vijayawada MeetOctober 28, 2017 12:22
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Notice Served To Kancha Ilaiah, Ask Him Not To Address Vijayawada Meet:- Writer and social activist Kancha Ilaiah has been served a notice by Andhra Pradesh Police. It asked the writer not to visit Vijayawada to address a public meeting, on Saturday.
Ilaiah’s house in Tarnaka in Hyderabad was visited by the police officials from Vijayawada. They told him that there is no permission for any meeting or rally in the city as this could create law and order problems. Moreover, prohibitory orders have already been imposed in the city, said the police officials to the writer.
If Ilaiah was allowed to visit the city and hold the meeting, there would be severe consequences, threatened the Arya Vysya-Brahmana Aikya Vedika or the joint committee of Arya Vysya and Brahmin communities. A meeting to counter the one proposed to be organized by groups backing Ilaiah was also planned by Aikya Vedika.
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However, after an assurance by the police that the writer would not be allowed to address the meeting, it called off the meeting. Meanwhile, Ilaiah, reacting sharply to the notice served on him, alleged that the undemocratic methods are resorted by the Andhra Pradesh government. To demand reservation in the private sector, the public meeting was planned by groups from scheduled castes, scheduled tribes and backward classes, said Ilaiah.
There is a grave threat to free speech and expression in Andhra Pradesh, alleged the Dalit thinker. For describing the Arya Vysya as social smugglers in his Telugu book ‘Samaajika smugglurlu komatollu’, he has been facing protests from the community.
A ban on the book and the arrest of the writer is being sought by the Arya Vysya communities, for hurting their sentiments. On October 15, the Supreme Court refused to ban the book.
Meanwhile, after a complaint alleged that Kancha wrote in his book, that Shudras were dark, which offended sentiments, a case was registered by the Jawaharnagar police, under the SC and ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.