<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Dalit rights campaigner and writer Kancha Ilaiah was on Wednesday heckled by right-wing activists outside a court in Telangana Jagital district’s Korutla town.The activists attempted while he was getting into his car, however, he was rescued by police and whisked him away from the spot.A report said a large number of youth holding placards tried to attack him with slippers and others hurled eggs.Ilaiah told media that the attack was by people belonging to the Arya Vysya community who allegedly told him to chant ‘Vande Mataram’ if he sought to stay in India, reported Hindustan Times.Earlier too, Kancha Ilaiah had alleged attack.Arya Vysya associations had held protests in Hyderabad in September alleging that the title of Ilaiah’s book and some of its contents were “derogatory and demeaning” to the community and sought withdrawal of the book.The community is angry at Ilaiah over his book “Samajika Smugglurlu Komatollu” (Vysyas are social smugglers), and were demanding apology from the writer.

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Dalit activist Kancha Ilaiah ‘heckled’, told to chant ‘Vande Mataram’ or leave India