Friday, May 9, 2014

Why "no" to Taslima Nasrin?

Why not Taslima Nasrin? - asks Modi.

In a recent interview, BJP's fascist leader Narendra Modi criticizes secular leaders of India (esp. Mamata Banerjee of West Bengal) who had criticized Modi's divisive policy along the religious line. He said that if they were so interested in letting the infiltration of 'Bangladeshis' continue why object to Taslima Nasrin.

It is not difficult to understand why. Should a symbol of hatred and highly poloarizing figure (whose mention triggers emotional outbursts amongst the Muslim victims) be celebrated and welcome in a democracy that is still illiberal (like India)? Surely not. Just as the Mein Kampf is an unwelcome addition in a public library, morality and decency demands that such hateful characters like Nasrin be not hosted as a celebrity anywhere, esp. in a country with a sizable Muslim population of nearly 150 million Muslims. It would be simply stupid and irresponsible.

It is not difficult to understand Modi's veneration of Taslima!

Modi, by promoting Nasrin, wants to widen the religous divide in India and strengthen his poisonous fascism of Hindutva. That is harmful and unacceptable.

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