January 28, 2023
Booker prize winner Salman's attacker remanded

Booker prize winner Salman's attacker remanded

Booker prize winner Salman’s attacker remanded

The attacker of Indian-born British writer Salman Rushdie has been charged with attempted murder.

The court ordered the remand of the accused attacker Hadi Matar without bail.

On Saturday (August 13), Hadi Matar, accused of attacking the Indian-born British writer Salman Rushdie, was brought to court in New York.

At that time, his lawyer applied for bail, claiming that he was innocent. However, the judge rejected it and remanded Matar.

Doctors say that Rushdi’s physical condition has not improved even though he was placed on a ventilator after the surgery.

They said that it is not possible to say when he will be normal as he has wounds in different parts of his body.

Governments, writers, journalists and politicians of various countries have strongly condemned the attack on Rushdie.

Terming the attack as barbaric and horrible, he wished for his speedy recovery

Booker prize winner Salman's attacker remanded

Salman Rushdie was speaking at an event at the Chitoqua Institute in New York on Friday (August 12).

The assailant suddenly stabbed his neck, stomach, chest. Later he was quickly taken to the hospital by helicopter.

The 75-year-old Booker Prize-winning author Rushdie rose to fame in 1981 with his book Midnight’s Children.

However, in 1988 he had to go into hiding for 9 years for the fourth book ‘The Satanic Verses’.

He was receiving death threats since the publication of the novel.

The supreme religious leader of Iran at that time issued a fatwa to punish him for insulting Islam in the novel ‘Satanic Verses’.