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Case against Taslima now

india Updated: Aug 12, 2007 03:01 IST
Ashok Das
Ashok Das
Hindustan Times
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Victim of a murderous attack by MIM activists on Thursday, Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen was made an accused on Saturday in a case filed by the MLA who threatened to kill her if she dared to enter the city again.

Taslima's attackers, including three MLAs, are free on bail.

The Panjagutta police have registered the case against her on a complaint filed by MIM MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi "under section 153(A) of IPC for promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion etc and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony."

The MLA alleged at the book release function in Hyderabad, that Taslima gave a speech critical of the Prophet and Islam and hurt the sentiments of Muslims.

But, Dr N Innaiah, noted writer and Taslima's host in the city called the allegation "blatantly false and baseless".

"There was no mention of Islam or Prophet in her speech. She confined herself to the novel


whose Telugu translation she launched at the function."

He said Taslima would have lodged a complaint had the police not rushed her with such haste to the airport and put her on a flight back to Kolkata.