The vice-chancellor of Darul Uloom Deoband, one of India's most
influential Islamic seminaries, has called on the government to deny the
Indian-born writer a visa to attend the Jaipur Literary Festival over
the insult caused to Muslims by his 1988 novel The Satanic Verses.
call upon the Muslim organisations of the country to mount pressure on
the centre to withdraw the visa and prevent him visiting India, where
community members still feel hurt owing to the anti-Islamic remarks in
his writings," Maulana Abul Qasim Nomani said this week.
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