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Exiled Muslim writer hits “house arrest” in India

An exiled Bangladeshi Muslim woman writer whose presence in India sparked riots said on Thursday that New Delhi was forcing her to live under virtual house arrest, and appealed for more freedom.

“I haven’t done anything wrong. I wrote for human rights, women’s rights and secular humanism and I am not a criminal,” she said. “Why should I be punished in this way, why shouldn’t I be able to meet my friends and relatives?”

If the government has evidence about threats to her life, which is presumably why they’ve put her in a safe house, they should act and put the conspiring fundamentalists in prison. That’s what the police, intelligence agencies and prisons are there for. Instead, they let lunatics who openly issue physical threats and actually incite violence walk free, while ditching her in a safe house and trying to forget the whole issue.


Written by parseval

December 20, 2007 at 10:53 pm

Posted in events, politics, religion

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