Those who support Munawar Faruqui don’t support me : Taslima Nasreen, Bangladeshi writer

Editorial Comment 

  • Why don’t the so-called secularist political parties of Congress, National Congress, Aam Aadmi Party, Socialist party, etc. utter a word about it ? Why isn’t justice the same for Munawar Faruqui and Taslima Nasreen ?

New Delhi – Munawar Faruqui, the comedian, made insulting statements and jokes on Hindus and Hindu Dharma, due to which the devout Hindu organisations agitated and subsequently, all his shows were cancelled. Hence, Faruqui declared his career as a comedian coming to an end. After that, the progressives, secular leaders, actors, etc. came forward to support him. Taslima Nasreen, the Bangladeshi writer, tweeted, “I made statements supporting the freedom of speech of Munawar Faruqui, but those supporting the freedom of speech of Munawar Faruqui do not support my freedom of speech.” Taslima Nasreen has written about atrocities on Hindus by religious fanatics in Bangladesh in her book ‘Lajja’. Because of this book, the religious fanatics planned the murder of Taslima Nasreen, so she had to take refuge in a foreign land. For the last 20 years, she has not gotten any assistance or support from the progressives and secularists, tweeted Taslima.