FIR against Ashis Nandy for 'casteist' comment

Jaipur Literature festival is continue to be part of Controversies for consecutive second year by casteist comment by author, sociologist and political critic Ashis Nandy after previous years controversies by Salman Rushdie. Ashis Nandy on Saturday kicked up a storm with his comments that people from OBC, SC and ST communities were the ‘most corrupt’, remarks that came under all round attack.  At a panel discussion at the festival, Nandy said, "Most corrupt people come from OBC, SC and ST communities". Journalist Ashutosh, who was among the panelists, and most members from the audience took strong exception to the statement. Hours after Nandy made the remarks at the on-going Jaipur Literature Festival, an FIR was lodged with the police against him in Jaipur under Section 506 IPC (criminal intimidation) and the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes(Prevention of Atrocities) Act. The FIR was filed by Rajpal Meena, Chairperson of the SC/ST Rajasthan Manch and the matter will be investigated, police said.