Christianity encouraged Slavery:Taslima

via HK published on August 24, 2006

Thrissur: Amidst threat from Islamic fundamentalists in Kerala, Taslima Nasreen promised that she will continue her fight against Terrorism, Fundamentalism, and oppression of women.


 Releasing a compilation of her works – which includes the controversial book Lajja – translated in Malayalam at the Kerala Sahitya Akademi hall on Thursday, she said women in Bangladesh had been “suffering injustice and inequalities for centuries” and their emancipation is a relentless struggle. “It is essential to fight for their emancipation from all kinds of injustice,” she said.


She also reminded that Christianity is a failure like Islam in elevating the oppressed classes; Christianity encouraged slavery and ignored the oppressed classes in the society.


Writer-critic Sukumar Azhikode, who released the books, described Taslima person as bold as Abhimanyu of the Mahabharatha, who refused to give up his fight even after he was surrounded by his enemies.


Speaking on the occasion, Azhikode acknowledged Taslim’s for continuing to be fearless despite being pursued by her own country and said her visit will give new impetus to upcoming writers in the State. He said it was the duty of a writer to fight a lone battle against the evils in the society.


Those assembled urged the Central Government to grant permission to Taslima to stay in India permanently.

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