Taslima's decision a surrender to fundamentalist: Datta

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New Delhi, Dec 3: Taslima Nasreen's decision to delete some passages from her book 'Dwikhandito', which were being objected to by fundamentalist Muslims, was very ''disappointing,'' amounts to surrender to such forces, and a ''great set back'' to the feminist cause, says writer Sujit Datta.

''It also shows the true face of the CPI(M), which heads the ruling front in West Bengal, the Bengali intellectuals, the secularists and the civil society as a whole who failed to give unstinted support to the Bangladeshi writer in her fight against forces of regression.

''These intellectuals can support the cause of women's liberation only up to a certain extent. As soon as any woman goes to assert her right over her body, her sexuality, her casue is immediately deserted by them,'' he told UNI

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