The presentation ceremony for the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Awards at the Kamani auditorium on Tuesday evening was disrupted by the members of a Right-wing group, who were protesting the honour being given to Telugu writer Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad.
Right-wing groups have raised a furore on the issue earlier as well, objecting to the way Prasad has chosen to portray Draupadi in his novel. Protests were staged in Andhra Pradesh calling a ban on the book, especially after the announcement of the Sahitya Akademi award. Andhra Pradesh State Human Rights Commission had reportedly taken note of these incidents.
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