This article had previously been removed pursuant to an injunction granted by a civil court in Silchar, in 2011, as part of IIPM’s Rs 500-million lawsuit against The Caravan. On 16 February 2018, the Delhi High Court vacated the injunction. On 26 April 2018, while hearing the IIPM’s appeal against the February order, a division bench of the court passed an ex-parte order restoring the injunction until the next hearing, which is scheduled to take place on 24 September. Pursuant to this latest order, The Caravan has once again taken down the story from its website. You can read more about IIPM’s case against The Caravan here.
Siddhartha Deb is the author of the novels The Point of Return, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and Surface, which was shortlisted for the Vodafone Crossword Book Award, longlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and named a book of the year by The Daily Telegraph. His first nonfiction book, The Beautiful And The Damned: Life In The New India, was published in June 2011 by Viking. He is currently a Radcliffe fellow at Harvard University.