There’s a film about Taslima; it won an award. Well we can’t have that, can we.

Trinamool Congress Lok Sabha MP from Basirhat, Idris Ali has termed exiled Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen as a ‘loose charactered woman’ on Sunday.

“Taslima Nasreen is a loose charactered woman who plays the communal card. People who support her, eventually end up spreading communal tension,” said Ali. He also targeted author Salman Rushdie saying, “Rushdie was barred from entering West Bengal as this is a secular state and communal elements like him should be kept at bay.”

The communal card, for heaven’s sake. It’s Idris Ali and people like him who are doing that, not Taslima.

This apart, he lashed out at the director of Nirbashito – a film based on Nasreen’s life – for making the film which recently received the National Award. “I will not let the directors release the film in the state. If someone still does it, he will have to face dire consequences. This is the second time that I am protesting against the release of such a film,” Ali said. Directed by Churni Ganguly and shot in Kolkata and Sweden, the bilingual film was released at the Mumbai International Film Festival in in 2014. The filmmakers are yet to take a call whether or not to release the film in Kolkata.

This is not the first time Ali has targeted the author. In 2007, he was arrested for allegedly inciting violence for getting Nasreen expelled from the country.

But he accuses her of playing the communal card. How dishonest can you get.


  1. says

    Ah, yes. The woman he sand his ilk have hounded, harassed, threatened and continually tried to silence ‘is playing the communal card’…

    Also war is peace, ignorance is wisdom, it’s dreadful how oppressed are war criminals and the relatively socially dominant everywhere, and how dare these corpses so nefariously get their blood all over our innocent machetes?

    It’s a bit of a pattern, though. Dunno anyone is gonna do anything more than roll their eyes in this case, at least, but what is it with the defenders of existing power that their rhetorical skills peaked at the grade school ‘I know you are, but what am I?’ level?

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