Bloomsbury India has announced not to publish a book related to the Delhi riots in February this year. The publishing body made this announcement on Saturday after conducting an online program about the book without their notice. However, the authors of this book- lawyer Monika Arora, Delhi University teachers Sonali Chitalkar and Prerna Malhotra said that even though a publisher has refused, many other publishers are available to publish the book.
The publishing body faced widespread backlash on Friday when an alleged advertisement for the book's release came out on Saturday and featured BJP leader Kapil Mishra as the chief guest of the event. On February 23, in North East Delhi, before the violence erupted, allegations were made that many leaders, including Kapil Mishra, gave inflammatory addresses.
Bloomsbury India issued a statement saying that they are strong advocates of freedom of expression but are equally careful about their responsibility towards society. Bloomsbury India was about to publish 'Delhi Writes 2020: The Untold Story' about the Delhi riots in February in September this year. Reacting to the withdrawal of Bloomsbury India's decision to publish the book, Arora said, "If a publisher refuses, 10 more will come." The Messiah of the freedom to speak is afraid of this book.