Mob clash with police over Taslima Nasreen
Trouble spread through Muslim dominated areas of the city when AIMF activists, demanding that visa given to Taslima Nasreen's visa be revoked, clash with security personnel.kolkata Updated: Nov 21, 2007 13:21 IST
Several policemen were injured and trouble spread through Muslim dominated areas of the city on Wednesday when a mob, demanding that the visa given to Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen be revoked, clashed with security personnel.
Crowds led by the All India Minority Forum (AIMF) fought a pitched battle with the cops and threw stones at them. Traffic on the arterial AJC Bose Road came to a halt because of the agitation as violence spread to the city's Muslim-dominated areas of Park Circus, Ripon Street and other places.
The AIMF had called for road blockade on Wednesday, but suddenly demanded that Nasreen be evicted from India.
First Published: Nov 21, 2007 12:24 IST