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'Don't call me Muslim, I am an atheist'
Published : Sunday, 22 March, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM,  View Count : 9

NEW DELHI, Mar 21 : Writer-in-exile Taslima Nasreen calls for reining in religious fundamentalism, saying that criticism of religion is not the domain of non-Muslim intellectuals alone.
She criticises all religions, including Hinduism. She opposed Hindu godmen, rituals such as karva chauth and shivaratri, and condemned the oppression of Muslims in Gujarat. She donated Rs.10,000 to poet Shankha Ghosh, who was collecting funds for rehabilitating Gujarat riot victims.
Taslima objected to the oppression of Hindus in Bangladesh, Jews in Nazi Germany, Muslims in Bosnia, Palestine and Christians in Pakistan. She also wrote in favour of films such as PK, Water and The Last Temptation of Christ.  She says, "Please don't call me a Muslim, I am an atheist."     ?THE HINDU







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