Minority forum demands apology from Taslima, Hussain

All-India Minority Forum demanded that controversial Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen and eminent painter MF Hussain "unconditionally apologise in writing" that they would not hurt the religious sentiments of any community.

Kolkata: The All-India Minority Forum today
demanded that controversial Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen and eminent painter M F Hussain "unconditionally apologise in writing" that they would not hurt the religious sentiments of any community.

"We hold that Taslima had delved in anti-Islam writings
while Hussain painted Hindu deity Saraswati in the nude in the
recent past, which are both condemnable," Forum convenor
Maulana Abdur Rahim said here.

"No religion teaches disrespect to other religion and
it is undesirable that liberty to write and paint anything is
misused," he said, adding Taslima should be sent back to
Bangladesh and Hussain, who has accepted Qatar nationality, be
brought back to India.

Forum President Idris Ali demanded a CBI inquiry into
the recent violence at Shimoga in Karnakata over a purported
article written by Taslima.

"It should be probed how the writing was published
when Taslima claimed she had not penned any for Kannad
Prabha," Ali said.

-PTI