India: Ananthamurthy given security after ‘threat calls’ by NaMo Brigade

Noted Kannada literary personality and Jnanpith awardee UR Ananthamurthy has been given police security after the writer claimed that he was getting threat calls and was also sent two one way tickets to Karachi by a group called the NaMo brigade. Ananthamurthy had gone on record to say that he would leave the country if Narendra Modi becomes the Prime Minister.

However, he had later clarified that those remarks were made when he was overcome by emotion and said that he had no such plan. “It was too much to say because I can’t go anywhere except India,” Ananthamurthy had said.

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