Nusrat Jahan Gets Taslima Nasreen's Support Amid Hardliners' Attack

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Writer and activist Taslima Nasreen, while backing up Nusrat Jahan for attending Durga Puja drew a comparison between Mamata Banerjee and Jahan on Twitter

Written By Ria Kapoor | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Writer and activist Taslima Nasreen has backed Nusrat Jahan for attending Durga Puja and furthermore, the writer has gone on to give a befitting reply to those who called her out for doing so. In a tweet, Nasreen pointed out that Mamata Banerjee was called secular for wearing a burkha while Jahan is being attacked for taking part in rituals that don’t belong to her religion. While drawing a comparison between the two scenarios, she said that the Islamic clerics celebrated when Banerjee prayed to Allah and that they are unhappy when Jahan is now attending ceremonies of a different faith.

Her tweet came after Trinamool MP Nusrat Jahan was targeted by Muslim cleric Mufti Asad Kasmi from the Itehaad Ulema-hind for celebrating the festival of Durga Puja with her in-laws in Kolkata. 

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Nusrat targetted by hardliner Islamic clerics

Kasmi, while speaking to media, claimed that Nusrat Jahan has performed a forbidden ("haram") act by performing Puja on the occasion of Durga Puja. The Muslim cleric further went on to demand that Nusrat Jahan change her name, targeting her for marrying a non-Muslim man. He claimed that by performing Durga Puja, the Trinamool MP had defamed Islam and Muslims.

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On Sunday, Jahan, along with her husband Nikhil Jain, celebrated the festival of Durga Puja at the Suruchi Sangha pandal of Kolkata. As the MP celebrated the festival in full swing, she was also spotted playing and dancing on the beats of the traditional Bengali instrument - a dhaak. 

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