Controversial writer Salman Rushdie stabbed in New York

09:24 PM | 12 Aug, 2022
Controversial writer Salman Rushdie stabbed in New York
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NEW YORK – Controversial British writer of Indian origin Salman Rushdie was stabbed in New York on Friday.

According to the media reports, Rushdie was stabbed as he was about to give a lecture. 

A man rushed onto the stage at the Chautauqua Institution and attacked the writer. He punched or stabbed Rushdie just as he was being introduced and Rushdie collapsed to the floor.

The attacker was restrained after that. However, Rushdie's condition is unclear.

One of his controversial books has been banned in Iran since 1988, with Muslims calling it blasphemous. In 1989, Iran’s late leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini issued a fatwa calling for his death.

A $3 million bounty was offered for the writer's murder and it was later raised to $3.3 million.

The news of the attack has spread on social media like a wild fire.