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India has failed Taslima Nasreen yet again: Freedom of speech is still a victim as govt, police pass the buck
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India has failed Taslima Nasreen yet again: Freedom of speech is still a victim as govt, police pass the buck

It is bad enough that Taslima Nasreen, now a Swedish citizen, has to apply for an Indian visa every year. Now it appears that we are unable to ensure even her basic safety when she is in the country on a low-key, private visit.

MHA extends exiled Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen's visa for one year
India

MHA extends exiled Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen's visa for one year

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday gave approval for Taslima Nasreen's visa extension.

Taslima Nasreen questions Srijato, Mandakranta's 'selective' stand of freedom of speech
World

Taslima Nasreen questions Srijato, Mandakranta's 'selective' stand of freedom of speech

Exiled Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen on Wednesday said she supports the poets who were vilified for their criticism of Yogi Adityanath, but questioned their silence when she was "bundled out" of West Bengal in 2007.

Pamphlet against Nahid Afrin: Will sing till my last breath, says Indian Idol Junior runner up
India

Pamphlet against Nahid Afrin: Will sing till my last breath, says Indian Idol Junior runner up

Just days after a Muslim girl, Nahid Afrin, was trolled for singing Hindu devotional songs, a fatwa has reportedly been issued against the 16-year-old.

Digvijaya Singh's 'victimhood' narrative is exactly the excuse Islamic State is looking for
India

Digvijaya Singh's 'victimhood' narrative is exactly the excuse Islamic State is looking for

Apart from needless confusion created within India's security establishment on Islamic State's role in India, Digvijaya Singh is now justifying terrorism.

Ban terrorists, not artistes: Taslima Nasreen on boycott of Pakistanis artistes
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Ban terrorists, not artistes: Taslima Nasreen on boycott of Pakistanis artistes

Noted Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen on Wednesday slammed those who are boycotting Pakistani artistes, saying terrorists should be banned not artistes, and cautioned that such actions were similar to Hitler's idea of 'blood purity'.

Baloch leader Bugti wants Pak to be declared a terrorist state; MHA examines his asylum appeal
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Baloch leader Bugti wants Pak to be declared a terrorist state; MHA examines his asylum appeal

Baloch leader Brahamdagh Bugti's application seeking political asylum in India was on Thursday received by the Home Ministry which is examining it. "We have received Bugti's application for political asylum and it is under examination," a Home Ministry official said.

Dhaka terror attack: Islam is no longer a religion of peace, says Taslima Nasreen
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Dhaka terror attack: Islam is no longer a religion of peace, says Taslima Nasreen

Coming down heavily on the recent attacks in Dhaka, renowned author Taslima Nasreen said that Islam is no longer a religion of peace.

What could have caused the transformation of Orlando shooter Omar Mateen?
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What could have caused the transformation of Orlando shooter Omar Mateen?

This transformation from a tolerant, all embracing Mateen to an intolerant infuriated person is possibly a result of online radicalisation as some reports suggest.

Dinda, puff and a pair of shorts: Signs of intolerance in Mamata's Bengal
Politics

Dinda, puff and a pair of shorts: Signs of intolerance in Mamata's Bengal

If anything, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has carried forward the Left's legacy of intolerance and has even improved on it.

Supreme Court dismisses plea seeking cancellation of Taslima Nasreen's visa
India

Supreme Court dismisses plea seeking cancellation of Taslima Nasreen's visa

The Supreme Court today refused to entertain a plea seeking deportation of controversial Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen and cancellation of her visa

A few bad incidents don't make India intolerant: Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen calls for education
India

A few bad incidents don't make India intolerant: Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen calls for education

Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen on Saturday said "some bad incidents" did not amount to India being called "intolerant" and those indulging in them should be "educated" to be more inclusive.

Uniform civil code necessary to change religious laws curbing gender equality: Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen
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Uniform civil code necessary to change religious laws curbing gender equality: Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen

Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen has batted for adopting a uniform civil code based on equality, asserting that it was imperative to do away with religious laws in order to achieve gender parity.

Killing people for eating beef is heinous crime: Taslima Nasreen
India

Killing people for eating beef is heinous crime: Taslima Nasreen

Renowned Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen feels killing people for eating beef is not intolerance but a 'heinous crime' and it should be stopped.

Taslima Nasreen joins 'India is tolerant' chorus, questions selective outrage of 'secularists'
India

Taslima Nasreen joins 'India is tolerant' chorus, questions selective outrage of 'secularists'

Irrfan, the latest star to join the ongoing intolerance debate, said shutting up one's mouth is not a healthy sign for a growing society.

Dadri to Sahitya Akademi row: PM Modi should take high ground on free speech, tolerance
India

Dadri to Sahitya Akademi row: PM Modi should take high ground on free speech, tolerance

While Modi has spoken out briefly on Dadri and other acts of intolerance by fringe groups, he needs to take a higher moral ground to become truly credible. He must take the fight into his opponents' camp, but it needs bold action too.

India extends exiled Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen's visa
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India extends exiled Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen's visa

Exiled Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen's visa was extended by a year on Friday, a home ministry official said.

Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen moves to US after getting death threats
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Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen moves to US after getting death threats

Controversial Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen has been relocated to the US from India after death threats by Islamist radicals from her country where three secular bloggers were hacked to death since February.

Hounded by mullahs: A Muslim woman writer forced to leave home, why is the community silent?
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Hounded by mullahs: A Muslim woman writer forced to leave home, why is the community silent?

A Muslim woman journalist, writer and activist, Seyyid is being hounded by fundamentalist groups –not in one but two countries--because of her outspoken criticism of certain “Islamic” practices

The militant god-hater: Taslima Nasreen represents a new kind of fundamentalist atheism
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The militant god-hater: Taslima Nasreen represents a new kind of fundamentalist atheism

Last week, Taslima Nasreen was her shrill self again—going out of her way to broadcast her atheism and renounce her Muslim identity. Rudely interrupting an interviewer mid-way, she admonished him for inadvertently referring to her as a Muslim writer.