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

Press Trust of India  |  Ranchi 

today 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.

Chief Minister 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 and the members demanded action against the writer.

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First Published: Fri, August 11 2017. 22:32 IST