Ashis Nandy booked under SC/SC Act

Last Updated: Sat, Jan 26, 2013 15:40 hrs

Jaipur, Jan 26 (IANS) Renowned sociologist Ashis Nandy was Saturday booked here under the SC/ST Act for his comment at a session at the Jaipur Literature Festival that Dalits, tribals and other backward classes (OBCs) are more linked to corruption, police said.

The sociologist was whisked away from the venue by the back door even as activists of the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and OBC groups protested at the venue - the Diggi Palace.

A first information report (FIR) has been registered against him at the Ashok Nagar police station under the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act (SC/ST Act) and one section of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), police said.

"We helped him get out of the venue from a back door in the evening," a police constable told IANS.

Nandy, who is in his seventies, earlier apologised for the comments and said he was misunderstood.

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