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India: Kashmir litfest finds writers’ criticism hard to take

India: Kashmir litfest finds writers’ criticism hard to take

By Wed, Aug 31, 2011 11:58PM UTC Comments Off India: Kashmir litfest finds writers’ criticism hard to take

Kashmir’s much-hyped literary festival has been cancelled. The organisers of ‘Harud: The Autumn Literature Festival’, scheduled for September 24-26 in Srinagar, cited the possibility of violence as the main reason behind this decision. The festival secretariat said they were concerned about the possibility of protests and the “heightened” nature of the debate. The debate in...