Jnanpith laureate MT Vasudevan Nair Denies making Islamophobic comments to students who visited him
'A few students came in the name of some camp and they asked me to sign some kind of certificate, I couldn't sign them for I was not sure what I was signing on. How can I do that?asks MT.
Well known Malayalam writer MT Vasudevan Nair denied the allegation that he made Islamophobic comments to a team of college students and teachers who came to meet him. ''Whatever being spread through social media is not true'' said MT Vasudevan Nair during a conversation with Narada News Editor Mathew Samuel. ''A few students came in the name of some camp and they asked me to sign some kind of certificate, I couldn't sign them for I was not sure what I was signing on. How can I do that?asks MT.
The famous writer from Kerala was caught in a controversy when a Teacher from an Islamic educational institution put up an F B post alleging that he and his students were called a would be terrorist by the writer when asked to sign a certificate for the students. The teacher alleges in his post that Mr MT Vasudevan Nair responded with these questions ''How will I know that you wouldn't be terrorists in the future? Didn't they demolish the World Trade center thinking that they would get heaven? ''. However MT denied having said this.
Three students and two teachers from Nahajurrashad Islamic college Chamakkala in Trissur went to invite MT Vasudevan Nair as the Chief Guest for a two days Literature Camp 'Aksharamala 17', conducted by the college. It was Salim Mannarkkadu, a lecturer who was in the team visited MT made the allegations later through a facebook post, which immediately went viral sparking the controversy.