Former MP offers to adopt Taslima Nasreen as his daughter

November 24th, 2007 - 8:21 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, Nov 24 (ANI): Former Parliamentarian B L Sharma Prem Singh Sher has offered to adopt controversial Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen as his own daughter.
Nasreen, who reached Delhi on Friday night by road after an overnight stay in Jaipur, was moved out of Kolkata after Wednesday’s violent protest by All India Minority Forum (AIMF).
Prem Singh Sher said that he would like to adopt her as his third daughter provided she agrees to it and the legal formalities are completed.
Criticising the move by the West Bengal government to send her to Jaipur, he said that he would protect the author as per the Hindu traditions.
The Centre on Friday assured full protection to the controversial writer, who has been living in exile for more than ten years now after her novel, Lajja, was termed anti-Islamic by religious leaders in her home country.
Since the 1990s, Nasreen has faced numerous threats from Islamic groups for her writings. Recently, she was attacked by activists of Majlis Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) at a book release function in Hyderabad. (ANI)

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