Playwright Goes Into Hiding After Threats

Playwright Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti went into hiding after threats of violence over her play caused a UK theatre to cancel. She said she had “fled her home and warned “mob rule” was endangering freedom of expression.Protesters say that her play Behzti – Dishonour – demeans Sikhism by showing rape and murder within a gurdwara, or temple. But the row took a new twist as a second Birmingham theatre company offered to stage the play, just hours after officials at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre scrapped it over public safety fears.”