Thursday, October 6, 2022

ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ

spot_img



Iran rejects involvement in attack on Salman Rushdie

Tehran, Aug 15, 2022- Iran has denied any involvement in the attack on Indian-born writer Salman Rushdie in the US last week.

“There is no connection between Iran and the perpetrator,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani said on Monday.

“Rushdie himself is responsible for the attack,” dpa news agency quoted Kanaani as saying, noting that the author’s work not only offended Iran, but Muslims worldwide.

Rushdie was stabbed onstage as he was about to deliver a lecture in New York State on August 12.

The writer is recovering in hospital and a 24-year-old suspect is in custody.

The Indian-born Briton’s novel “The Satanic Verses” led to death threats from Iran in the 1980s.

Iran is increasingly coming in for criticism in the international community over a death sentence issued against the respected author in the 1980s.

Late Iranian leader Ayatollah Khomeini issued a religious edict, or fatwa, sentencing Rushdie to death more than 30 years ago because of the “The Satanic Verses”, published in 1988.

Khomeini accused Rushdie of insulting Islam, the prophet Mohammed and the Quran in his novel.  (Agency)

CLICK HERE to like YesPunjab.com Facebook Page for regular updates

- Advertisement -

Yes Punjab - TOP STORIES

Punjab News

Sikh News

Transfers, Postings, Promotions

- Advertisement -spot_img

Stay Connected

41,100FansLike
114,083FollowersFollow

ENTERTAINMENT

National

GLOBAL

OPINION

First elected Congress prez in 22 years faces Himalayan challenge – by Deepika Bhan

The question -- Is India's grand old party in its last stage? -- has been repeatedly raised in the past few years, and the...

Popular Front of India – India’s internal insurgency – by Arshia Malik

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) -- which was probing over 100 (Popular Front of India (PFI) members in connection with various cases -- arrested...

India’s rise as a global counsel at Samarkand summit – by DC Pathak

The post-Cold War world - no more divided in rival camps created by two competing superpowers confronting each other for military and ideological reasons...

SPORTS

Health & Fitness

Over 80% of Indians suffers from micronutrient deficiencies: Report

New Delhi, Oct 4 (Agency) More than 80 per cent of the Indian population suffer from micronutrient deficiencies, contributing to compromised immunity, a report said on Tuesday. According to a consensus by the Consumer Health Division of Bayer, more than two billion people suffer from MiND (micronutrient deficiencies) globally, with nearly half living in India. "The doctor's consensus paper has identified...

Gadgets & Tech

error: Content is protected !!