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Malayalam actress Sobhana apparently has no idea about the controversial Dadri lynching case and several litterateurs returning prestigious honours, including Sahitya Akademi awards, in protest.

While responding to the media about several writers and poets returning their awards, the acclaimed danseuse asked the reporters, "Which award? And who has returned (them)?"

Some of the journalists pointed out that the awards were returned to protest the murder of Kannada scholar MM Kalburgi by Hindutva activists and lynching of a Muslim man in a Uttar Pradesh village over beef-eating rumours.

[Read more: Complete list of writers who returned their awards]

However, Sobhana said she was not aware of the development and added that she has no intention of returning her awards.

"May be someone has returned the award because they got it late in their life. I am not going to return the award that I got," she said during "Meet the Press" programme at Thiruvananthapuram Press Club.

Several writers across the country, including Malayalam novelist Sarah Joseph, had returned their Sahitya Akademi awards to protest increasing communal violence in India.

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