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"Kashmir Storm" and "Born in La Martiniere": Books' author writes letter to Kashmiri separatist leader
Author of two controversial books, titled, "Kashmir Storm" and "Born in La Martiniere" and founding member of All India Muslim Forum, Ajit Chak has asked the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir National Front, Nayeem Khan, to take a closer look at the Public Prostitutes Rules and Registration Act, 1921 and demanded that the law should be scrapped, when he rebutted Nayeem Khan's statement against his recently released books.

The Public Prostitutions and Registration Act, 1921 accords a legal status to the profession of prostitution in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Ajit Chak highlighted the fact that this law was not only an insult to the women of Kashmir but is also anti-Islamic in nature.

Chak in his letter to the Kashmiri separatist leader, Nayeem Khan has asked him to remove his misgivings about the two books. In the letter, Chak has clarified that his intention was not to hurt the sentiments of any Kashmiri person. He stated that his twin novels are pure action thrillers. Ajit told that both the books are works of fiction and it should be treated as such.

JKNF Chairman Nayeem Khan recently took umbrage against the controversial books written by Ajit Chak and issued a press note recently demanding a ban on both the novels. Nayeem claimed that such books are a ploy to malign the image of Kashmir and an attempt to rewrite history.

Ajit Chak informed Nayeem Khan that his fiction 'Kashmir Storm' does not justify prostitution nor does the novel mention that it is a Kashmiri way of life. Through his book 'Kashmir Storm' he wanted to highlight the real issue of the loophole in the existing law in front of Kashmiri people in general and women in particular.

Similarly, the idea to write 'Born in La Martiniere' is a tribute to the courage demonstrated by its students in the past when they held their guard against the onslaught by army of Nawab of Lucknow in 1857. Martiniere students fought against the army of Nawabs in 1857 to protect women and children till reinforcements from the British army arrived to relieve them.

La Martiniere, Lucknow, is the only school in the world to receive Battle Honours in 1857. The books are written with an aim to attract Bollywood movie makers to showcase the rich history and culture of Lucknow as most part of the shooting will take place in the city of Nawabs.

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