NHRC sends notice to Delhi Police, Union Home Ministry on Taslima’s confinement

February 8th, 2008 - 10:56 pm ICT by admin  

Taslima Nasreen
New Delhi, Feb 8 (ANI): The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) today sent notice to the Union Home Ministry and Delhi Police on Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen’s “solitary confinement.”
The commission asked Delhi Police and the Union Home Ministry to reply within two weeks on Nasreen’s isolation.
A group of writers had submitted a joint complaint to the commission and said that Nasreen was “virtually undergoing solitary confinement.”
It was alleged that Nasreen was not able to even communicate with anyone except government officials and was undergoing great agony.
“The author was entitled for protection of her life and liberty and there was no basis to treat her in that manner,” the petitioners said in their complaint to the NHRC.
The commission said if the allegations are found to be true, they “seriously affect human rights.”
Taslima is presently being kept at an undisclosed location in New Delhi. After a protest led by some radical Muslim groups, demanding her ouster from Kolkata turned violent in November last year, Taslima was moved from Kolkata to Jaipur, and then to Delhi. (ANI)

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