Taslima Nasrin, a Bangladeshi author and poet, has slammed Bangladeshis celebrating India’s defeat within the cricket World Cup ultimate.
In a publish on X, Nasrin wrote, “Bangladesh’s younger Muslims are glad as a result of India misplaced the World Cup. Why are they a lot anti-India when India liberated their nation they usually rely upon India for nearly every thing, healthcare, leisure, clothes, beef, onion and so on.? Govts encourage them to observe Islam, they do & so robotically develop into anti-Hindu.”
This publish comes after Australia defeated India by six wickets within the World Cup ultimate. Earlier than that, Indian gained 10 matches on the trot. A considerable part of Bangladeshi cricket supporters celebrated India’s defeat with pleasure.
Nasrin lately made headlines when she spoke out candidly in opposition to the atrocities dedicated through the Gaza battle. Nevertheless, Nasrin additionally implored individuals to broaden their scope of consideration and empathy.
Drawing parallels with the plight of her native nation’s marginalized teams, she urged her compatriots to increase their aversion to oppression and injustice past worldwide borders, into their very own backyards.
She insisted that these genuinely distressed by the Israeli-Palestinian violence have an equally pressing obligation to be perturbed by the deprivation of rights and systemic discrimination suffered by minorities in Bangladesh.
Nasrin’s writings gained vital acclaim and international consideration within the early Nineties. Nevertheless, her radical writings exposing hypocrisy in addition to fundamentalism, additionally infuriated the orthodox clergy in her homeland, a few of whom handed ‘fatwas’ in opposition to her, forcing her to flee to Europe and the US.
In the meantime, there was a sequence of assaults on Hindu temples in Bangladesh. An octogenarian Hindu poet was overwhelmed up in a sequence of comparable assaults in Bangladesh final month. In August 2023, a human rights watch report issued by the NGO ‘Shrishti o Chetona’ acknowledged that “assaults on temples and different group properties” or normal anti-minority slurs, threats of “expulsion from the nation and abuse” have been among the many occurrences reported.