The publishers of former BJP leader Jaswant Singh’s book on Jinnah have rushed about 5,000 copies to Gujarat within 24 hours of the state high court setting aside the ban on it by the Narendra Modi government.
“There has been a tremendous demand for the book. We have sent about 5,000 copies of Jinnah: India, Partition, Independence,” RK Mehra, chairman of Rupa & Company, the publishers of the book said.
He said over 1,000 copies each were sent by air from the national capital and Mumbai as soon as the Gujarat High Court order came out on Friday.
The remaining copies have been sent on Saturday by train. The Gujarati translation of the book would soon hit the stands in the state, he said.
On Friday, in an embarrassment to the Modi government, the Gujarat High Court set aside the ban on the book observing its notification made a “serious inroad” into a citizen’s fundamental rights.