Indian Cleric Files Police Case Against Muslim Feminist Writer Taslima Nasreen Over Twitter Comment; Another Cleric: ‘She Should Be Killed And Beheaded’
In the northern Indian town of Bareilly, an Islamic cleric has registered a police case against feminist Bangladeshi author and columnist Taslima Nasreen for hurting the religious sentiments of Muslims through her comments on the micro-blogging site Twitter. Nasreen, following threats from Bangladeshi Islamists, resides in India.
The First Information Report (FIR), which paves the way for police and court proceedings, was filed by Hasan Raza Khan Noori Miyan, and seems to be politically motivated. In a recent tweet, Nasreen had questioned a meeting between Delhi’s politician Arvind Kejriwal and Tauqeer Raza Khan, a cleric of Bareilly, with Kejriwal’s meeting being seen as a move to court Muslims voters.
The current police case involves a tweet in which Nasreen compares criminals with muftis.
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