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December 03, 2003

Bowing to pressure groups, the West Bengal government banned Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen's book Dwikhandito (Split in Two), which purportedly hurts the sentiments of Muslims.

Is the government's action justified? Should literary works be banned because one or the other section is likely to be offended?



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Number of User Comments: 37




Sub: Tasleema

It is intresting to note that how westren and westren influence minds keep on preaching benefits of freedom of speech and human rights, but when ...


Posted by tina raja





Sub: Predictable actions of Indian Communists

The action of banning Taslima Nasrin's book by the communist govt of west bengal should be no surprise to any of us. The govt has ...


Posted by PP





Sub: Is banning the answer?

Banning of Taslima Nasreen's "DWIKHANDITA" was absolutely unjust. In a democratic country like India this step can only be regarded as an undemocratic one. It ...


Posted by Deepanjana





Sub: banning of Taslima's book

It is unfortunate that while marxist goverment of West Bengal is propagating freedom of expression are themselves banning books. It is high time the people ...


Posted by prosenjit chowdhury





Sub: Treat the wrong doer.

Banning does not solve any problem. It only leads to escalation of tensions by directing public focus to something they may have otherwise ignored. The ...


Posted by sipcrc




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