Complaint against authors for reading Satanic Verses

Jaipur: A complaint has been filed here against four authors who read from Salman Rushdie`s banned book `Satanic Verses` at the ongoing Jaipur Literature Festival.

"We received the complaint on Saturday and are examining it. It is a complaint and no FIR has been lodged so far," A Mohammad, SHO of Ashok Nagar police station, today said.

The complainant Ashok Kumar has demanded action against Hari Kunzru, Amitava Kumar, Jeet Thayil and Rushir Joshi for reading from the book on January 20 to protest against the India-born author`s cancellation of his visit citing death threats.

Meanwhile, sources said that the four authors had left the festival. It was unclear whether they were in the city or not. The organisers had on Saturday slammed them by saying that they did not give consent for such actions.