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Six Books That Will Never See The Light Of Day

07/06/2015 8:03 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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The year 2015 is the year of Gags & Bans. In less than six months, we have outlawed a variety of items and expressed outrage over juvenile sentimental transgressions; all in the gallant defence of our inherently fragile sentiments and our oh-so-immaculate Indian Culture.

As we enter the sixth month, here is my list of six titles (all fictitious) you are least likely to see on any bookshelf; six books that will never see the light of day. Six instances when the precepts of democracy and free speech took a back-seat in our valiant effort to "save" hurt feelings.

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AIB Knockout Controversy

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Newspaper Editor targeted by Muslim groups for publishing a news article on Charlie Hebdo.

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CM Devendra Fadnavis Tweets on the Beef Ban

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Shobhaa De faces mob's ire over her tweets.

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SC rules on obscenity case against poet for a satirical piece on Mahatma Gandhi.

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IIT Madras bans student circle over it's political criticism, at the behest of the HRD Ministry.

Disclaimer: All the above illustrated books are purely a figment of the author's hyperactive imagination. The designs were created using Canva.com

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