New Delhi: Noted Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen on Friday accused Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of being a “jihadi sympathiser” after her government failed to nab the accused involved in the brutal murder of an editor and his friend.
“She (PM) made no statement, took no action against the jihadis who killed progressive people in Bangladesh. Hasina is a jihadi sympathizer!” she said.
“A CCTV footage showed three jihadis who killed LGBT magazine editor Zulhas Mannan and his friend Tanay Majumder. But the government won't arrest them,” she said in a tweet on Friday.
LGBT activist and editor of a transgender magazine Julhas Mannan and his friend Tanay Majumder were hacked to death in Bangladesh this week by Islamic extremists. Majumder was also a gay-rights activist.
Mannan was the editor of transgender magazine Rupban and wrote extensively on the atrocities suffered by the LGBT community in the conservative Bangladeshi society. He was also working for the US embassy.
According to media reports, four people armed with sharp weapons entered a building in Dhaka where Manna and Majumder were residing.
The assailants, disguised as courier delivery boys, knocked onto the doors of Mannan. And once they entered the house, they hacked them to death.
On their way out, they also brutally beat up the security guards employed by the apartment bock.
The murder of the gender rights activists come days after a University professor was assassinated in Bangladesh, for promoting secular views.