No Literary Festival for Lucknow; authorities pack bags
Lucknow: The fifth edition of Lucknow Literary Festival came to an end of Saturday after the police forced the organisers to pack bags and leave the venue, calling off the the event.
The fallout began after JNU student union president Kanhiya Kumar tried to condemn the Centre and the state governments for trying to suppress every voice that goes against them.
Incidentally, the organiser of the literary festival, Shamim A Aarzoo, had not taken permission for inviting Kanhiya Kumar and AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi. The permission for the rest of the invitees, however, was granted by the administration.