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Taslima vows to continue fight against religious fundamentalism

Written by: Staff

Thrissur, Aug 24 (UNI) Controversial Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen today said her fight against religious fundamentalism and terrorism will continue.

Participating in a face-to-face programme organised by publishers Green Books at the Kerala Sahitya Akademi hall here, she however said that she did not agree that Islamic fascism was spreading widely in the world.

Expressing her desire to continue living in India, she hoped that the government will give her permission to stay here permanently.

She hoped that ''secularism would return to Bangladesh one day.'' Talking about the oppression of women, she said that if not allowed to live peacefully at home, women would seek other lifestyles or commit suicide.

Later, she participated in another function to mark the release of the Malayalam version of four of her books. Noted critic and writer Sukumar Azhikode presented the first set of copies to Thrissur District Collector Dr M Beena. Thrissur Mayor R Bindu presided over the function. Kerala Revenue Minister K P Rajendran and others spoke on the occasion.


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