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Mamata Banerjee ordered police to block my arrival at Kolkata-Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie,the controversial author of  ‘Satanic Verses’ was scheduled to visit Kolkata to promote the movie ‘Midnight’s Children’ which is based on his book,along with actor Rahul Bose and film maker Deepa Mehta but had to cancel his visit after few muslim organizations opposed his arrival in the city.However,Salman Rusdie has tweeted that it was the chief minister of Bengal, Mamata Banerjee,who herself had asked the Kolkata Police to block his arrival. He has alleged that the city cops had warned the organizers about a protest planned against Rushdie’s visit.

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Salman Rushdie-Mamata asked Kolkata Police to block his arrival

Imran Khan refuses to attend India Today conclave because of Salman Rushdie ?

Renowned Pakistani cricketer and now a politician, Imran Khan has cancelled his visit to India, invited at India Today conclave in New Delhi after he learnt that even Salman Rushdie would speak in the conclave.Imran reasoned his denial by stating he could not even think of attending a program which included Rushdie,someone who has hurt Islamic sentiments worldwide!

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Well, religion aside, so far , even some Indian hardliner groups earned name by objecting controversial Salman Rushdie’s visit and conferences to be held in India, in recent past and it seems even Imran Khan do not wish to let go this opportunity.

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