If Prophet were alive today…: Taslim Nasreen as protests

Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen has condemned the violent protests erupted over remarks on Prophet Muhammad by BJP’s now-suspended spokesperson Nupur Sharma.

Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen (file photo)

Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen has been embroiled in a controversy over her remarks on Prophet Muhammad by now-suspended Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson Nupur Sharma. Taslima Nasreen condemned the violent protests on Twitter over her remarks on Prophet Muhammad.

The Bangladeshi author tweeted, “If Prophet Muhammad were still alive today, he would be shocked to see the madness of Muslim fundamentalists around the world.”

Taslima Nasreen’s comment is such that protests started in many states of India including Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Jharkhand over Nupur Sharma’s remarks. The protesters demanded the arrest of Nupur Sharma and the death penalty in some cases.

This dispute has also reached the neighboring country Bangladesh. Thousands of people marched in Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka on Friday to protest BJP leader Nupur Sharma’s remarks on Prophet Mohammad in a TV show.

Protesters in Bangladesh raised slogans against the Indian government and Prime Minister Narendra Modi and called for a gherao of the Indian embassy on June 16. The protesters also called for a boycott of Indian products and India.

Comments on Prophet Muhammad by Nupur Sharma and Naveen Jindal also drew widespread condemnation from many Gulf countries.