Three booked over burning copy of Malayalam novel ‘Meesha’

Vastavam web: A day after controversial Malayalam novel ‘Meesha’ hit the stands, a group of BJP activists today set fire to a copy of the book over the alleged anti-Hindu contents in the publication.The activists burnt the copy of the 328-page novel in front of the showroom of the DC Books, publisher of the book, here.A case has been registered against three persons in connection with the incident, but no one has been taken into custody, police said. The writer, S Hareesh, was forced to withdraw the novel’s serialisation in the Mathrubhumi weekly after being allegedly threatened by some right-wing elements on social media last month.Hareesh was targeted on the social media for allegedly denouncing women who go to temples in his book.