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Category Archive: Blasphemy

Sep 21 2013

We are not proud of Turkey. Not anymore.

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Once upon a time, we were proud of Turkey for its secular ideas. We used to read a poem that was in our syllabus. The great Bengali poet Kazi Nazrul Islam wrote a poem congratulating Turkey’s great leader Mustafa Kemal for dismantling the Turkish caliphate and the powerful Khilafat movement. ‘Oi ksepechhey pagli ma-er damal …

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Aug 26 2013

Everybody has the right to blaspheme.

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India is a country of religion and spirituality. It has a law against blasphemy. Section 295A, Indian Penal Code: Deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings or any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs.— Whoever, with deliberate and malicious intention of outraging the religious feelings of any class of citizens of …

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