Indian poet return Padma Shri award


Renowned Indian poet and essayist Jayanta Mahapatra has returned Padma Shri award to the government in protest against growing intolerance in the country.


According to Indian media, Jayant Mahapatra, in a letter to Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, said freedom is being curtailed in the country.

Many writers and intellectuals have returned their national awards to the Indian government for its silence over the extremism by Hindus.