The critically injured Rushdie appeared to be in a happy mood after being taken off the ventilator
Rushdie’s friend Aatish Taseer wrote a tweet saying
The seriously injured Rushdie did not look sad
New York. Author Salman Rushdie, who was critically injured in a knife attack during a speech in New York, has now been taken off his ventilator. Now they are able to talk. The critically injured Rushdie appeared in a jovial mood after being taken off the ventilator. Salman Rushdie, author of ‘The Satanic Verses’, talks to his close friends about the removal of ventilators. Rushdie, who was seriously injured, did not look sad during this and burst into laughter.
Rushdie’s friend, writer Aatish Taseer, tweeted that his “ventilator has been removed and he is talking and joking.” Rushdie’s agent, Andrew Wyllie, confirmed this without providing further details. While Hadi Matar, 24, of New Jersey, accused of assault and attempt to murder author Salman Rushdie, has pleaded not guilty. Hadi Matar was arrested on Saturday and sent to the Chautauqua County Jail without bail.
Rushdie was taken off the ventilator, but he didn’t consider it a crime
While Chautauqua County Executive Paul Wendell said in a statement that on behalf of all residents of Chautauqua County, he is sending his best wishes and prayers to Rushdie’s family and friends. This incident of violence has shaken the small peaceful community of Chautauqua Institution. He said that it is disappointing that we live in a society where we cannot listen to the differences of others. Whereas this institute in particular is a place where thinkers and problem solvers from all over the world come to share their views. Significantly, the Chautauqua organization has previously refused to check people’s bags for security reasons and implement a number of measures, including metal detectors.
tags: america, Salman Rushdie
First Published: 14 August 2022, 12:31 IST