POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Jan 13, 2015 AT 19:12 IST ,  Edited At: Jan 13, 2015 19:12 IST

The New Indian Express reports:

The 18-day protests over controversial Tamil novel, Madhorubhagan, on Monday ended with its author Perumal Murugan tendering an unconditional apology for “hurting the sentiments of the people of Tiruchengode”. He also decided to withdraw all his novels, short stories, essays and poems published so far. He said he would compensate the publishers. He told Express that he made the decision fearing protests in the future against his published work.

The Hindu has a report saying that Murugan has decided to give up writing altogether.

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POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Jan 13, 2015 AT 19:12 IST, Edited At: Jan 13, 2015 19:12 IST
POSTED BY Buzz ON Jan 01, 2012 AT 23:59 IST ,  Edited At: Jan 01, 2012 23:59 IST

Via Twitter.

As one of the comment puts it:

sanj_ay9 hours agoTwitter
Front page ad in @the_hindu by General Secy, TN Cong Committee. Also owns a News Channel. But that's par for the course.
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POSTED BY Buzz ON Jan 01, 2012 AT 23:59 IST, Edited At: Jan 01, 2012 23:59 IST
POSTED BY Sundeep Dougal ON May 10, 2011 AT 22:37 IST ,  Edited At: May 10, 2011 22:37 IST
  2006 CSDS ORG Nielson C-Voter
  % Seats % Seats % Seats Seats Seats
Tamil Nadu: 234
AIADMK+ 40 69 46 120-132 47 105-120   168-176
DMK+ 45 163 44 102-114 48 115-130   54-62
Others 13 2 7          
West Bengal: 294
Left+ 50 227 40 60-72 38 65-70 60 60-72
TC+Cong+ 41 55 50 222-234 48 210-220 225 227-235
Others 9 12 10     10-15 9  
Kerala: 140
UDF 42 90 45 63-71 53 85-92   83-91
LDF 49 40 46 69-77 46 48-55   49-57
BJP+     6          
Others     3          
Assam:126
Cong 31 53 36 64-72 31 41-47   41-45
AGP+ 23 27 18 16-22 20 31-35   31-35
BJP 12 10 9 7-11   16-18   14-18
AIUDF 9 10 13 11-17   13-15   11-15
Others 25 26 24 12-20       7-11*
Puducherry: 30
Cong + 46.3 19            
AIADMK+ 27.91 7            
Others 25.79 4            

The percentage figures are indicative, rounded off and adjusted broadly for the change in alliances since 2006
* Only for Bodo People's Front

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POSTED BY Sundeep Dougal ON May 10, 2011 AT 22:37 IST, Edited At: May 10, 2011 22:37 IST
POSTED BY Sundeep Dougal ON May 13, 2011 AT 02:05 IST ,  Edited At: May 09, 2011 17:06 IST
POSTED BY Sundeep Dougal ON May 13, 2011 AT 02:05 IST, Edited At: May 09, 2011 17:06 IST
POSTED BY Buzz ON Mar 30, 2011 AT 23:19 IST ,  Edited At: Mar 30, 2011 23:19 IST

First came video footage ostensibly showing actor and DMDK leader Vijayakanth beating someone in full view of a huge gathering, while campaigning for the upcoming Tamil Nadu assembly polls.

The candidate was said to be Dharmapuri Election Candidate for DMDK named Bhaskaran.

The story doing the rounds was that the actor had sought to laugh away the charges by saying that those bashed up by him were certain to win the election.

Then came the denials and that the DMK and its TV channels were “manufacturing dissent”, that it was "engineered content" and "silly politics" over an "insignificant matter".

Edited to add Video in English


Now, in face of mounting criticism, the actor was quoted to have told a gathering at Gangavali that he "did not beat or pat his employee but only asked him not to raise his head out of the campaign van"

But he still claims that the "opposition misrepresented the fact as though he had beaten up the party candidate"

Meanwhile, the candidate under question, DMDK’s Dharmapuri Assembly constituency candidate P Baskar has said that said that the DMK and the PMK were cooking up stories to tarnish the image of the party.

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Mar 30, 2011 AT 23:19 IST, Edited At: Mar 30, 2011 23:19 IST
     
 
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