Saturday, December 08, 2007

Taslima Nasrin

Thanks to the op-ed piece mentioned in the previous entry, I found out about Taslima Nasrin:
Then there’s Taslima Nasreen, the 45-year-old Bangladeshi writer who bravely defends women’s rights in the Muslim world. Forced to flee Bangladesh, she has been living in India. But Muslim groups there want her expelled, and one has offered 500,000 rupees for her head. In August she was assaulted by Muslim militants in Hyderabad, and in recent weeks she has had to leave Calcutta and then Rajasthan. Taslima Nasreen’s visa expires next year, and she fears she will not be allowed to live in India again.

Here's the link to Taslima Nasrin's official website:

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