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J.K. Rowling's New Book BANNED In India??

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Nothing magical about this!

Followers of a popular South Asian religion are VERY offended by J.K. Rowling's description of a one of their own in The Casual Vacancy.

Sikh leaders are super pissed that the Harry Potter penner portrays a Sikh girl as “mustachioed yet large-mammaried."

A spokesman for the group explains that J.K.'s description of the girl is insulting to those who follow the faith, because:

"Sikh believers, including women, are refrained from shaving and trimming their hair. This is a part of our faith and anyone making offensive remarks about it is directly hurting the sentiments of Sikh community."

The spokesperson added that its leaders would read the book carefully and said:

“If deemed derogatory to the Sikh faith, we will demand a ban on it. We will make sure it doesn’t sell in India.”

Rowling’s publisher has responded to these allegations, saying:

“It is quite clear in the text of the book that negative thoughts, actions and remarks made by a character, Fats, who is bullying Sukhvinder, are his alone. When described in the narrative voice, the depiction of Sukhvinder is quite different to this."

Well, that makes sense!

One of the Harry Potter's most prominent themes was accepting, and showing compassion for those from different and less-glamousious cultures and backgrounds.

What the Sikh leaders are accusing J.K. of would be a complete 180 from everything she professed in the children's series!

Plus, J.K. can't be a bully! She CREATED Dobby! No one with malicious intent could write a character that pure and loyal and gushing love.

At least… we hope not!

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2 comments to “J.K. Rowling's New Book BANNED In India??”

  1. 1

    There's nothing bully about it, it is simply describing how someone looks. When Kingsley Shacklebolt was mentioned in the books he was described as big and black, because he was in fact big and black. The books are coming from a characters POV and it's obviously going to describe what they look like from that character.
    Also, she described the Patil twins (who are Indian) as the "two most beautiful girls in their year". So she's not a racist, she is merely describing character appearances.

  2. Gur singh says – reply to this


    Sikhs are extremely thankful to J K Rowling for this book. The few in India who have objected are unlettered idiots who are controlled by Indian intelligence agencies who want to portray Sikhs as ignorant, intolerant and fundamentalists. Her portrayal of Sikh family as normal well adjusted Britons and Sikh religion providing a moral compass is totally welcome.