October 27, 2021

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Arundhati Roy: ‘Intolerance is the wrong word for the lynching and mass murder of human beings’

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arundhati_royThe respected author has issued a statement about her decision to return the national film award she won in 1989 for writing the screenplay of ‘In which Annie Gives it Those Ones’: Scroll.in

Although I do not believe that awards are a measure of the work we do, I would like to add the National Award for the Best Screenplay that I won in 1989 to the growing pile of returned awards. Also, I want to make it clear that I am not returning this award because I am “shocked” by what is being called the “growing intolerance” being fostered by the present government.

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