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Throw Taslima out of India: Muslim law board
January 18, 2007 17:27 IST
Controversial Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen's article in a weekly criticising the wearing of the veil by women has drawn the ire of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board, which on Thursday said that she should be thrown out of the country.
"The article written by Taslima in Outlook magazine was derogatory and outrageous." AIMPLB member Kamal Farooqi said, adding: "She should be thrown out of the country."
Farooqi said the AIMPLB will soon approach the external affairs ministry to seek Taslima's expulsion from the country where she has been living since she fled Bangladesh in 1994 after receiving death threats for her novel Lajja.
Taslima, in her article titled 'Let's Burn The Burqa,' criticised the wearing of veils and asked Muslim women to 'throw away the apparel of discrimination and burn their burqas.'
Farooqi said Taslima's article was written with the intention of hurting Muslim sentiments and was 'highly objectionable.' Taslima currently lives in Kolkata.
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