About ban on Salman Rushdie’s book/person Posted By: Vidyut January 23, 2012Some tweets that say it all.Now Deoband demands ban on Video Conferencing with Salman Rushdiesaurabh srivastavaMon, Jan 23 2012 02:19:56ReplyRetweetBAN freedom of speech, BAN books, BAN pictures, BAN alcohol, BAN Surya namaskar, BAN Salman Rushdie, We’re turning into a Nation of BANch*dsDevesh KumarMon, Jan 23 2012 02:19:56ReplyRetweetIndia was the first country in the world to ban Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses. It’s not enough, eh? Now, ban the man. Retards.RanjitMon, Jan 23 2012 02:19:56ReplyRetweetRead, and if you agree sign this petition to PM: Reconsider the ban on Salman Rushdie’s ‘The Satanic Verses’ : chn.ge/A2EaE4Peter GriffinMon, Jan 23 2012 02:19:56ReplyRetweetAnd what to do about it1.Satanic Verses ban My thoughts subject to verification by a lawyerB.RAMANMon, Jan 23 2012 02:19:56ReplyRetweet2.The ban order was issued by Finance Ministry of GOI in Oct 1988 under Sec 11 of Indian Customs ActB.RAMANMon, Jan 23 2012 02:19:56ReplyRetweet3. This Sec empowers GOI to ban import of material that could endanger national security or public orderB.RAMANMon, Jan 23 2012 02:19:56ReplyRetweet4.What the order banned was import into India of copies of Satanic Verses printed and published abroadB.RAMANMon, Jan 23 2012 02:19:56ReplyRetweet5.My searches do not indicate there was a supplementary order banning its printing, publication sale , possession in India,B.RAMANMon, Jan 23 2012 02:19:56ReplyRetweet6.If my finding is correct, reading of extracts from the book may not be an offence/FINIB.RAMANMon, Jan 23 2012 02:19:56ReplyRetweetWe R all assuming there is a total, comprehensive ban on Satanic Verses.This does not seem to be correct.The order is probably only partialB.RAMANMon, Jan 23 2012 02:19:56ReplyRetweetFirst step is a public interest petition before a court challenging legality of FIR against those who read extracts.B.RAMANMon, Jan 23 2012 02:19:56ReplyRetweetInstead of thinking of esoteric, hairsplitting arguments,think of a simple way of preventing arrests,I have suggested one way @BDUTTB.RAMANMon, Jan 23 2012 02:19:56ReplyRetweetJoin the Intellectual Anarchy!