Rushdie still despised; Islamic seminary against visit

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Salman Rushdie
New Delhi, Jan 10: Writer Salman Rushdie, who is slated to visit Jaipur for the Literary Festival in the country, is in trouble again after Darul Uloom Deoband, the Islamic Seminary appealed that the government cancel his visa for hurting religious sentiments of Muslim people.

"Indian government should cancel his visa as Rushdie had annoyed the religious sentiments of Muslims in the past," said Maulana Abul Qasim Nomani, the Vice Chancellor of Darul Uloom in a release.

He further said that government should take into consideration the sentiments of Muslims against the writer.

However, Rushdie said that he did not need any visa for his visit to India.

"Re: my Indian visit, for the record, I don't need a visa," read his tweet.

Rushdie had a fatwa issued against him since 1989, which was eased after 1998, but not withdrawn after he wrote about the sexual life of Prophet Mohammad in his novel 'The Satanic Verses'.

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