Publisher Bloomsbury India Withdraws Book on Delhi Riots After Anti-Muslim Controversy
Publisher Bloomsbury India has withdrawn a book on Delhi riots, titled Delhi Riots 2020: The Untold Story, after being accused of promoting an anti-Muslim agenda. The book claims that the riots in the national capital in February were conspired by Muslim jihadists and left-wing activists.
The withdrawal of the book has created a storm on social media with many accusing Bloomsbury India of censorship.
Delhi Riots 2020: The Untold Story author Monika Arora criticised the publisher for taking decision due to the pressure created by “leftist fascists”. Her book will now be published by Garuda Prakashan, an Indian publishing house.
The controversy started after the publisher announced that Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) leader Kapil Mishra would be invited as the chief guest for an online launch event. While, BJP’s national general secretary, Bhupendra Yadav, was announced as the host.
Mishra was seen provoking his followers to clear away Muslim protestors in the viral videos all over the internet
The riots in Delhi killed 50 people, injured many and caused huge damage to both public and private property.
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