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Author of banned book suspended

Press Trust of India  |  Ranchi 

A day after banning the controversial book "The Adivasi will not dance", the today suspended its author Dr Hansda Souendra Sekhar, who is a doctor. Health Minister Ramchandra Chandravansi told the assembly that Hansda, who is posted in the state's Pakur district, has been placed under suspension with immediate effect. The authorities have started seizing the book and are also looking for the doctor, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Saryu Roy said. The state yesterday banned the book, "The Adivasi will not dance", for allegedly hurting the dignity of Santhal tribal women. Today, the issued a notification saying that the content of the book may disturb and order situation in the state. The book's content is in contravention of provisions of various Sections like 153A (Promoting enmity between different groups), 153B (Imputations, assertions prejudicial to national-integration) and 292 (Sale of obscene books), the notification said. An order to seize all the copies of the book has also been issued, it said.

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First Published: Sat, August 12 2017. 23:48 IST