Rushdie’s address at Jaipur LitFest cancelled

January 24th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS  

Jaipur, Jan 24 (IANS) The video address by “The Satanic Verses” author Salman Rushdie at the DSC Jaipur Literary Festival Tuesday has been cancelled, a police official said.

“In view of the resentment simmering in the city against Rushdie’s (proposed) address, we have told the organisers that they cannot allow the writer to speak via video,” Jaipur’s Superintendent of Police Vijendra Jhala told media persons here.

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