Sharjah sentence against Malayalam play

We strongly condemn the sentence passed in Sharjah, against those involved in the production and performance of the Malayalam play Shavamtheenikal (Corpse-eating Ants). Freedom of expression is a fundamental right of every individual and any attempt to suppress it must be resisted. We appeal to all to join us in protest against this outrageous judgement.

We wish to clarify that the said play was not authored by Safdar Hashmi, nor is it based on any of his writings.