What do you call a person who plays with the sentiments of others?
Police Thursday arrested Macha Laxmaiah alias Krantikar, author of "Crescent over the world - is a boon or the silent Holocaust" containing blasphemous comments about Islam, the Prophet and the Quran.
A case was booked against him for hurting the religious sentiments of the community.
The arrests followed massive protests by Muslims in Khammam, around 250 km from Hyderabad. They took out a rally, demanding action against the author and those who helped him.
Muslims alleged that the book contained articles from banned books "Satanic Verses" by Salman Rushdie and "Lajja" by Tasleema Nasreen, along with a blasphemous cartoon published in ...more