Famous writer Salman Rushdie was attacked with a knife on his neck, New York police told the whole incident

Salman Rushdie stabbed on neck by a man in New York - India TV Hindi News
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Salman Rushdie stabbed on neck by a man in New York

Highlights

  • English language writer Salman was attacked
  • The lecture was going to be given in New York City of America
  • Salman Rushdie, 75, honored with the Booker Prize

Salman Rushdie: Renowned English-language writer Salman Rushdie was fatally attacked during an event in New York City, USA. Salman Rushdie was attacked by a man on stage. Rushdie, 75, born in Mumbai and a Booker Prize winner, was about to start his lecture at an event at the Chautauqua Institute in western New York when a man stepped onto the stage and punched and stabbed Rushdie. . Rushdie has a neck injury. He was being introduced in the program at that time.

New York police detained attacker

When Rushdie was fatally attacked, the people present immediately apprehended the attacker and was later taken into police custody. Rushdie was given first aid on stage. Another climbed onto the stage and punched Rushdie and attacked him with a knife. In a video posted on social media, attendees can be seen running towards the stage soon after the incident. It is being said that the people present there caught the attacker.

Novelist Salman Rushdie stabbed on stage before lecture in New York

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Novelist Salman Rushdie stabbed on stage before lecture in New York

Police told how Rushdie was attacked

New York Police has issued a statement saying that the attack on writer Salman Rushdie is being investigated. New York Police said, “On August 12, 2022, at approximately 11 a.m., a suspect climbed onto the stage to attack Rushdie and the person interviewing him. Rushdie was stabbed in the neck. The suspected attacker was immediately executed. Rushdie has been taken into custody. Rushdie has suffered a neck injury. Rushdie has been airlifted to a local hospital. His condition is not yet known. And the interviewer’s head is in the head. There were minor injuries. A team from the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office is at the scene.”

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The decree of death was given on the disputed book

Significantly, the controversial book “The Satanic Verses” by well-known author Salman Rushdie has been banned in Iran since 1988. Many Muslims believe that Rushdie has committed blasphemy through this book. In this regard, the then supreme religious leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khamenei, issued a fatwa for the death penalty for Rushdie. Iran has also offered a reward of more than $3 million for the person who killed Rushdie. He was awarded the prestigious Booker Prize for Salman Rushdie’s book “Midnight’s Children”.

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