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Modi govt files case against Ashis Nandy, daily

CNN-IBN
Jun 01, 2008 at 05:11pm IST

New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government on Sunday decided to file criminal cases against noted sociologist Ashis Nandy and the resident editor of a national daily in Ahmedabad.

While Nandy has been charged for an article he wrote in January, the newspaper had published stories critical of the Ahmedabad commissioner of police.

An irate Nandy told CNN-IBN that the state government is taking such steps to silence its critics.

“I have been charged with creating animosity between communities for publishing a column. They want to threaten me but they also know that their case has cannot stand against me,” Nandy said.

Calling it a case of harassment, Nandy also said that he has spoken to his lawyers, however he is “not going to take such issues seriously.”

“This is just being done to silence people like me,” he added.

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