Thousands of radical headbangers seek expulsion of pro-women writer Taslima Nasreen,
- Â Government threatened with reprisals
- Koranimals seek court order to expel her
- Mufti issued fartwa against her
- Â Tauqeer Raza Khan, the chief ofÂ Ittehad-e-Millat CouncilÂ (IMC) announced a reward of Rs five lakh on Nasrin”s head if she remains in India.–Â Islam is a criminal organisation.
NEW DELHI:Â Aam Aadmi PartyÂ chiefÂ Arvind KejriwalÂ was on Tuesday embroiled in a controversy over his meeting with a Muslim cleric who faced allegations of incitement of communal violence and who set off a huge furore by announcing bounties on the heads of exiled Bengali authorÂ Taslima NasrinÂ and former US president George Bush.
Nasrin lashed out at Kejriwal and the Indian political class following reports the AAP chief sought the support of Barelvi clericÂ Tauqeer Raza KhanÂ who issued a fatwa to behead her for criticizingÂ orthodoxÂ practices of Islam. “A politician goes to a fundamentalist who declared a price on my head knowing it is illegal and against the Indian Constitution,” the author said in an exclusive conversation with TOI.
“I am surprised politicians go to such fanatics and fundamentalists for support. If they need the support of Muslims, why don’t they go to ordinary Muslims? Instead, politicians go to Muslim fanatics responsible for the community’s backwardness,” Nasrin said.