Renowned Hindi writer Uday Prakash has returned his Sahitya Akademi award as protest against the recent killing of fellow recipient, Kannada litterateur M M Kalburgi, and in disapproval of the national literary body's deafening silence over the assaults on writers. "I returned on Wednesday the shawl, the plaque and the cheque of Rs 1 lakh that I had received for the award. It was received by the personal secretary to the Sahitya Akademi secretary K Sreenivasarao, who was out of town. I was given to understand that the Akademi will organise a meeting in a few days to discuss the matter," Uday Prakash told . Uday Prakash said that Hinduism isn't a monotheistic religion, rather it offers a multitude of ways of reaching the same goal. "But some people are bent on wiping out their own legacy. They are like terrorists," he maintained.