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Comment 23 by Stafford Gibbons

Writers who attend should be thoroughly ashamed of themselves.

You've forgotten to explain why.

The festival had already begun when Rushdie cancelled. Its organisers had bravely resisted pressure to cancel Rushdie.

From the OP.

The Satanic verses is still banned in India and so in late afternoon authors Hari Kunzru and Amitava Kumar read passages from the novel as a form of protest, to much applause.

Rushdie has said that he hopes to do a video link to the festival.

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