Malayalam writer Kamal Chavara to burn his book today
�I don�t want to live as a writer. The case related to sedition over a Facebook comment, taken from my book Smashanangalude Notepusthakam, still exists."
Malayalam writer and theatre activist Kamal C Chavara alias Kamalsy Prana on Saturday will burn his novel Smashanangalude Notepusthakam in Kozhikode, in protest against the police’s reluctance to withdraw the sedition charge against him.
“I don’t want to live as a writer. The case related to sedition over a Facebook comment, taken from my book Smashanangalude Notepusthakam, still exists. I have asked the publisher Green Books to withdraw the book. On Saturday, I would burn my book in Kozhikode, taking responsibility for all my mistakes. I don’t want to be a writer,’’ he had written in a Facebook post.
“Till today, police have been flitting in and out of my house, where my parents and my brother, who is speech and hearing impaired, cannot live peacefully due to me. I am getting a lot of phone calls, threatening in nature,” he added.
On December 18, the police in Kollam registered a case against Prana on charges of allegedly insulting the anthem in his Facebook post. He was charged with sedition under Section 124 A of the IPC.