External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee, speaking on Taslima Nasreen’s stay in India, said, “It is also expected that the guest will refrain from activities and expressions that may hurt the sentiments of our people.”
Her presence in the country is hurting sentiments of millions of people. She not only vituperated Islam but has proved arrogant in denouncing divine laws. Still, she receives respect, facilities and protection.
Contempt of religious derision should be treated equally and not on the basis of prejudices. Taslima Nasreen is invective and bears a hypocritical position. Accepting her is tantamount to accepting her views.