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10 Writers Have Agreed to Take Back Their Sahitya Akademi Awards

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Sahitya Akademi has said that ten writers, including Nayantara Sahgal, have agreed to take back their awards which they had returned citing ‘growing intolerance’ in the country.

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Sahitya Akademi president Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari told PTI that Sahitya Akademi has started sending back the awards to the writers. He said the Akademi is also sending a copy of their resolution, which was passed in the October meeting, to all writers mentioning that there was no provision in its constitution to return the honours.

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Over 40 writers had returned their awards in the backdrop of Akademi’s silence on the murder of writer M M Kalburgi and Dadri lynching incident.