Fear of ideas

Print edition : October 27, 2017

Avtar Singh Sandhu, who wrote under the pen name Paash. Photo: Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Paash's poem "Sabh Tun Khatarnak" in his own handwriting.

The Sangh Parivar ideologue Dinanath Batra has demanded the removal of a poem by Paash, the revolutionary Punjabi poet, from an NCERT textbook, claiming it will “pollute” young minds.
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