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Jharkhand bans book for 'hurting' Santhali women's dignity

PTI
Published : Aug 12, 2017, 12:41 pm IST
Updated : Aug 12, 2017, 12:41 pm IST

Earlier in the day, the matter was raised in the state Assembly and the members demanded action against the writer.

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das (Photo: PTI)
 Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das (Photo: PTI)

Ranchi: Jharkhand government on Saturday banned the sale of of a book, "The Adivasi will not dance", for allegedly hurting the dignity of Santhal tribal women.

Legal action would also be initiated against the author, Dr Hansda Souendra Sekhar, an official release said.

 

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das directed Chief Secretary Rajbala Verma to seize all the copies of the book and initiate legal action against the author.

The action was taken after a report on the book was published in a newspaper, the release said.

Earlier in the day, the matter was raised in the state Assembly and the members demanded action against the writer.

Tags: raghubar das, santhal tribe, censorship, the adivasi will not dance
Location: India, Jharkhand, Ranchi