Imran Khan to stay away from India Today Conclave

New Delhi:Bollywood actor Imran Khan will not address the India Today Conclave as Salman Rushdie is also one of the participants .

Aroon Purie ,Editor-in-Chief , India Today Group in a statement issued here said Imran Khan should have used this opportunity to express his views at the Conclave with all the force and lucidity.

“We deeply regret that Imran Khan will not address the India Today Conclave because of Salman Rushdie’s participation. The India Today Conclave is a platform for free and frank exchange of ideas. We do not endorse the views of any of our speakers but we do stand for the freedom of expression in all that we do; it’s an essential principle of a free nation and free media. The India Today Conclave now in its 11th year has established itself as an independent and credible forum for thinkers and leaders from around the world not all agreeable to everyone. We wish that Imran had used this opportunity to express his views at the Conclave with all the force and lucidity that he possesses. We can all agree to disagree but we must present our argument,” Aroon Purie said.

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