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Poet Satchidanandan resigned from all posts of Kendra Sahitya Akademi protesting against the Akedemi’s failure in its duty to stand with writers and defend freedom of expression. Meanwhile, noted Malayalam author and activist Sara Joseph has decided to return the prestigious Kendra Sahitya Akademi award in protest against the 'communal policies' of central government. Prof Satchidanandan lamented the Akademi’s inadequate response to the recent attacks on the freedom of expression followed by a series of murders of independent thinkers in dfferent parts of the country. Holding a ritual condolence meeting in a regional office, as the Akademi seems to have done, is hardly adequate, he said in his letter. Communal policies: Sara Joseph to return Sahitya Akademi award i...

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