Salman Rushdie, the writer whose controversial 1988 novel The Satanic Verses led to demise threats from Iran within the Eighties, was attacked Friday as he was about to provide a lecture in western New York. As per the eyewitnesses, a man storm the stage on the Chautauqua Establishment and start punching or stabbing Rushdie as he was being launched. The writer was taken or fell to the ground, and the person was restrained. Rushdie’s situation was not instantly identified.
Javed Akhtar condemns assault on Salman Rushdie
After the unlucky assault on Rushdie at a public occasion, veteran lyricist Javed Akhtar took to Twitter to sentence the assault. He referred to as the attacker a ‘fanatic’. Akhtar wrote in his tweet, “I condemn the barbaric assault on Salman Rushdie by some fanatic. I hope that NY police and the courtroom will take the strongest motion potential towards the attacker (sic).”
Amitav Ghosh prays for Rushdie’s well being
Indian writer Amitav Ghosh reacted to the assault on novelist Salman Rushdie. “Horrified to study that Salman Rushdie has been attacked at a talking occasion in upstate New York. Want him a speedy restoration,” he tweeted.
Salman Rushdie controversies
Rushdie’s e-book The Satanic Verses, revealed in 1988, has been deemed controversial. Because of which it has been banned in lots of international locations, together with India. Rushdie, who was born in India to non-practising Muslims and himself is an atheist, was pressured to go underground as a bounty was placed on his head, which stays in the present day. Rushdie, 75, has suffered years of demise threats for his controversial e-book The Satanic Verses. In 1989, Iran’s Supreme Chief Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini referred to as for Rushdie’s execution for publishing the e-book.
Salman Rushdie well being replace
After the assault on stage, Rushdie was airlifted to a hospital for rapid therapy. As per eye witnesses, he suffered a number of stab wounds. Governor of New York, Kathy Hochul in a presser stated writer Salman Rushdie is alive and getting care at a neighborhood hospital after he was stabbed within the neck throughout an occasion. “He’s alive and has been transported, airlifted, to security… The occasion moderator was attacked as properly; he’s getting the care he wants at a neighborhood hospital,” she stated.
(With inputs from information businesses)