Sheikh Hasina is saviour of Islamists, proud of India but ashamed of Bangladesh: Taslima Nasreen

Taslima Nasreen has slammed the established writers in Bangladesh for not protesting against the recent violent incidents.

Sheikh Hasina is saviour of Islamists, proud of India but ashamed of Bangladesh: Taslima Nasreen

New Delhi: Reacting strongly to the killings of bloggers, noted Bangladeshi writer and human rights activist Taslima Nasreen has lambasted Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for failing to stop the atrocities being committed on minorities.

Taking to Twitter, Nasreen also slammed the established writers in Bangladesh for not protesting against the recent violent incidents.

“Proud of India because writers protest against killing of minority. Ashamed of Bangladesh because writers do nothing even after mass violence against minority,” she tweeted.

“Young progressive writers, publishers hacked to death in Bangladesh. Established writers are coward, not giving up their national awards in protest,” she added.

Further accusing Hasina of being pro-Islamists, Nasreen said, “Hasina is the saviour of Islamists. She is an Islamist and wants to rule Bangladesh with spirit of Medina Charter. She took no action against killers.”

A Bangladeshi publisher, who worked with slain atheist writer and blogger Avijit Roy, was on Saturday hacked to death by unidentified assailants in Dhaka, shortly after two secular bloggers and another publisher of Roy were attacked in a separate incident.

Faisal Arefin Dipan, 43, was killed in his third-floor office in central Dhaka locality of Shabagh, very near the venue of months of demonstrations demanding capital punishment for Jamaat-e-Islami leaders and other fundamentalists who had collaborated with Pakistani troops during Bangladesh's liberation war in 1971.

Roy was hacked to death near a book fair here on February 26 this year, the first in a series of attacks this year that have targeted atheist and secular bloggers in Bangladesh, leaving five dead.

(With PTI inputs)

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