Salman Rushdie is no longer dependent on a ventilator, can speak
WASHINGTON: Controversial author Salman Rushdie is reported to be showing a positive response when the author of the book is no longer dependent on a ventilator and may be able to speak.
The matter was confirmed by Salman’s agent, Andrew Wylie, The Washington Post reported
However, no further explanation was given regarding the condition of Salman who suffered serious injuries and is likely to be blind in one eye in addition to nerve damage in his arm and a wound in his heart.
At the time of the incident, police said, Salman, 75, was preparing to deliver a lecture on artistic freedom at the Chautauqua Institution in western New York.
But suddenly a man rushed to the stage and stabbed the Indian-born writer.
The suspect in the attack — identified as Hadi Matar, 24, of Fairview, New Jersey — was arrested by troopers at the scene after a struggle.
When Hadi was brought to court, however, he pleaded not guilty to the charge of stabbing the controversial writer 10 times.
The incident was condemned by writers and politicians around the world who described it as an attack on freedom of speech.
source – Astro Awani