Taslima Nasreen

  • Writer Taslima Nasreen tweets she does not have cancer, test result shows her tumour is benign May 15, 2014

    Exiled Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen has confirmed that she does not have cancer, days after she tweeted that she underwent a biopsy to determine the cause of a tumour. Nasreen tweeted that her tumour is benign. In fact, a visibly relieved Nasreen tweeted "It's BENIGN BENIGN BENIGN BENIGN BENIGN BENIGN BENIGN...
  • Another controversy over Taslima, TV serial postponed December 20, 2013

    Kolkata: The broadcast of a Bengali TV serial whose script was written by exiled Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen was postponed indefinitely on Thursday after Muslim fundamentalists raised objections, despite both the channel and the author clarifying that the story had nothing to do with religion. Minority leaders from the 'Milli Ittehad...
  • SC restrains UP police from acting against Taslima Nasreen December 17, 2013

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday restrained Uttar Pradesh Police from taking any coercive step against self-exiled Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen following her criticism of AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal meeting cleric Maulana Tauqeer Raza Khan just before Delhi Assembly elections. The apex court bench of Justice BS Chauhan and Justice SA Bobde...
  • Muslim cleric opposes Taslima Nasreen's TV serial December 17, 2013

    Kolkata: A Muslim cleric Monday opposed the telecast of a Bengali TV serial based on Bangladesh author Taslima Nasreen's script which he felt could hurt the sentiments of the community. Maulana Nurur Rahman Barkati, Shahi Imam of the Tipu Sultan Mosque here, slammed the author for indulging in 'cheap publicity' through...
  • Taslima Nasreen slams TV serials for 'glorifying submissive women' December 12, 2013

    Kolkata: Foraying into television with the Bengali serial 'Dusahobas', based on her story, exiled Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen Wednesday slammed certain serials for "glorifying submissive women" and not portraying women in strong characters. She felt the makers of such small screen ventures do not see women as figures of authority and...
  • I only spoke the truth: Taslima Nasreen on FIR against tweets December 5, 2013

    Kolkata: Shocked to hear that an FIR was lodged in Lucknow against her for allegedly hurting religious sentiments in a tweet last month, controversial Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen on Thursday said she had only spoken the truth. "I do not know what...
  • Taslima Nasreen booked for allegedly hurting religious sentiments of Muslims on Twitter December 5, 2013

    An FIR has been lodged against controversial Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen for allegedly hurting religious sentiments following a complaint by a prominent Muslim cleric in Bareilly district of Uttar Pradesh. The case was lodged on Wednesday night at Kotwali police station by Hasan Raza Khan Noori Miyan, son of the 'sajjadanasheen'...
  • Will support anyone who will fight communalism: Muslim cleric Tauqeer Raja November 10, 2013

    Muslim cleric Maulana Tauqeer Raza Khan has defended his decision to support the Aam Aadmi party in the Delhi assembly elections. "I will support anyone who is fighting a battle against communalism and corruption, said Khan in support of AAP. Tauqeer Raza Khan has been a controversial figure ever since...
  • Writers, film fraternity criticise Mamata govt over Rushdie February 1, 2013

    Kolkata: The literary and film community on February 1 came out in support of controversial author Salman Rushdie and blamed the West Bengal government for cancellation of his visit to the metropolis. "If a world-renowned writer is unable to come to Kolkata, then it is extremely unfortunate," Magsaysay award-winning author...
  • India's index of intolerance: The full list February 5, 2013

    New Delhi: From a ban on books and films to the increasing number of cases of harassment of individuals by politically motivated groups, is the growing rot of intolerance now too widespread to ignore? Is this attack on freedom of expression acceptable in a democracy? Kamal Haasan faced the brunt of...
  • Karnad vs Naipaul: Is Indian secularism far too rigid? November 6, 2012

    Playwright Girish Karnad strongly defended his attack on VS Naipaul saying he has no regrets for publicly targeting the eminent writer. While speaking to Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose on Face the Nation, Karnad also went on to say that he didn't mind being called a professional secularist but Naipaul had...
  • I have no regrets for publicly targeting VS Naipaul: Girish Karnad November 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Playwright Girish Karnad has strongly defended his attack on VS Naipaul saying he has no regrets for publicly targeting the eminent writer. Karnad also went on to say that he didn't mind being called a professional secularist but Naipaul had no right to abuse Muslims. "I waited for...
  • Karnad attacks Naipaul for his views on Muslims November 3, 2012

    New Delhi: The Mumbai Lit fest on Friday witnessed major drama when veteran actor and theatre artist Girish Karnad slammed Nobel prize laureate VS Naipaul and called him anti-Muslim. Karnad, who was present at the lit-fest on Friday to conduct a class on theatre, spoke at length about Naipaul. Karnad said,...
  • Taslima accuses noted author of sexual harassment September 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Exiled Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen accused noted author Sunil Gangopadhyay of sexually harassing her and other women. She also alleged that the President of the Sahitya Akademi was actively involved in banning her novel 'Dwikhandito' and her "banishment" from West Bengal. "Sunil Gangapadhyay is for book banning. He...
  • Book banning helps fundamentalists: Taslima Nasreen February 28, 2012

    Kolkata: Robbed of a home and a peaceful life, Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen feels that religious fundamentalists apart, the responsibility for her sufferings lies on the "politicians of the Indian subcontinent" who have labelled her anti-Islam and banned her books. "When the government bans your book, then the fundamentalists are enthused....
  • Taslima trying for extension of her Indian visa June 1, 2010

    New Delhi: Controversial Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasrin is in New Delhi to get her Indian visa extended since the validity of the travel document expires in August. Taslima, who has been in and out of the country after she was dramatically bundled out of West Bengal in November 2007 in the...
  • Taslima row: Kannada daily's office vandalised March 3, 2010

    Bangalore: The office of regional daily Kannada Prabha in the coastal Karnataka town of Mangalore was vandalised late Tuesday by a group of masked men protesting the publication of an article based on the writings of Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen, police said. A petrol bomb thrown at the office caused...
  • Taslima case: Cong flirting with fanatic Muslims? March 3, 2010

    Taslima Nasreen disowns the anti-burqa article that led to violent protests and two deaths in Karnataka. ...
  • Mangalore office of Kannada Prabha burnt down March 2, 2010

    Bangalore: The office of Kannada newspaper Kannada Prabha in Mangalore was burnt down by a mob on Tuesday night for publishing an anti-burqa allegedly written by controversial Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen. Police say a group of 30 people came to the office of Kannada Prabha in Mangalore, vandalised the office, broke...
  • Taslima Nasreen disowns anti-burqa article March 2, 2010

    Bangalore: Controversial Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen has disowned the anti-burqa article that led to violent protests and two deaths in Karnataka. The Kannada translation of the articled on the burqa Taslima has triggered violence at several places in Karnataka. The BJP government in Bangalore buckled under pressure from Muslim groups and has...
  • Nasreen regrets violence, denies writing article March 2, 2010

    New Delhi: Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen on Tuesday denied writing an article for a Kannada newspaper which has led to violent protests in Shimoga and Hassan towns and said there has been a "deliberate attempt to malign" her. Nasreen said in a statement made available to PTI that she had never...
  • Violence over Taslima article in Karnataka, 2 killed March 1, 2010

    Shimoga, Karnataka: Two persons died and four others were injured in Shimoga district during violent protests against an article written by controversial Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen in a Kannada newspaper. One person died when police fired at a mob and another other succumbed to injuries sustained in stone pelting, police said....
  • Let me come home: Taslima pleads with Bangladesh govt July 10, 2009

    Dhaka: Controversial Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen has petitioned Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to be allowed to return home 15 years after fleeing death threats by Islamic militants. She has not yet received any response. She is unhappy with all regimes in Dhaka and with India, where she lived for some years,...
  • India has denied me shelter, says Taslima in exile January 5, 2009

    London: Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen has refused to scotch reports that she is about to settle down in Paris, saying repeated denials of shelter by New Delhi and Dhaka means she has to find some other place to live in. "I have to settle somewhere if I am repeatedly denied by...
  • India's my second home and I'm not leaving: Taslima August 25, 2008

    New Delhi: Slamming all reports that she is leaving India, Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen on Monday told CNN-IBN that she considers India her second home and intends to stay on. "I have come here to stay. I consider India my second home. The news being given out that I am leaving...
  • Indian govt gave in to fundamentalists: Taslima March 20, 2008

    New Delhi: A day after Taslima Nasreen was quoted by news agencies describing Indian government “no better than religious fundamentalists," the controversial Bangladeshi author has sought to clear the air. Speaking to CNN-IBN National Affairs Editor Diptosh Majumdar from a hospital in Europe, Taslima said she never called India fundamentalist. “I am...
  • Taslima flees, calls Indian govt fundamentalist March 20, 2008

    New Delhi: Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen arrived in Europe on Wednesday after leaving India for medical treatment. Talking to PTI from Heathrow Airport in London, Taslima said she was waiting for a connecting flight but couldn’t reveal her destination. "If I disclose my destination my security will be compromised. My face...
  • It's important to understand why I'm leaving: Taslima March 19, 2008

    New Delhi: Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen on Tuesday said while she is going out of the country because of health reasons, she still loves India and her heart is still in Kolkata. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN's National Affairs Editor Diptosh Majumdar, she said she has been forced to...
  • The controversial life of Taslima Nasreen March 19, 2008

    New Delhi: Controversial Bangladeshi author, Taslima Nasreen's conflict with the extremists started way back in 1995. Her book Lajja triggered off calls for her execution by Islamic fundamentalists. She had no option but to leave her homeland, Bangladesh. Since then she has lived in many countries in exile including France, Sweden...
  • Has India let down Taslima Nasreen? March 19, 2008

    Incredible India, shining India but not it seems secular or progressive India. Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen now says she is forced to leave India as the Government has been denying her medical treatment and is only using her to get Muslim votes. Taslima says she is being forced to go...