New Delhi, Oct 30: After author Chetan Bhagat made some controversial remarks on historians who are protesting against the Narendra Modi government over rising intolerance, he was criticised by Twitteratis.
After historians came out strongly against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not making any reassuring statement over "highly vitiated atmosphere" in the country, Chetan Bhagat took it to Twitter and raised some questions which not only have irked the historians but also the Twitter users.
To all the writers and poets who have returned their awards, Bhagat said, "Return your award. Go for it. But be clear what you are returning it for. Are Indians intolerant? Or is the govt intolerant?"
Earlier, at least 36 writers, including Nayantara Sahgal, Ashok Vajpeyi, Uday Prakash and K Veerabhadrappa, had returned their Sahitya Akademi awards, and five writers stepped down from official positions of the literary body, protesting against its "silence" over "rising intolerance".
But later Chetan also tweeted and said, "I respect all who have returned awards and their views,just clarifying how I feel as a writer here,before foreign media reaches conclusions."
Here is how the Twitter world reacted: