Nasreen withdraws controversial portion of her book

PTI, Kolkata
Tossed around from place to place, Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen Friday announced that she was withdrawing some controversial writings from one of her novels that had triggered violence and demands that she be expelled from India.
“I am withdrawing controversial lines in ‘Dwikhandita’ (split into two), written in 2002 with the memory of Bangladesh in the 1980s when military threw out secularism in the country.
“I wrote the book in support of the people who defended secular values. I had no intention to hurt anybody’s sentiment. [Read more]


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