January 18, 2021

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India: After Nayantara Sahgal, Poet Ashok Vajpeyi Returns Award, Takes on PM

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After writer Nayantara Sahgal returned her Sahitya Akademi award protesting against what she called a “vicious assault” on India’s diversity and debate, poet Ashok Vajpeyi has also given up the prestigious literary honour.

“It is high time that writers take a stand,” Mr Vajpeyi, a former chairperson of the Lalit Kala Akademi, said.

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