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De voldsomme protestene i Bangladesh mot forfatterinnen Taslima Nasreen har ringvirkninger over grensen til India. En delstats-statsråd i Vest-Bengal vil ha forbudt en bok med bilde av profeten.

A minister in India’s West Bengal state has called for a ban on a book carrying a picture the Prophet Muhammad.

Minority affairs minister Abdus Sattar said the picture on the cover could lead to «religious tensions».

The book, published six months ago, is on former Indian president and philosopher S Radhakrishnan.

The demand to ban the book comes days after violent protests by Muslims against Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen in the state capital Calcutta.

Muslim groups alleged that Ms Nasreen’s writing ridicules Islam. Last week, the writer said she would withdraw some «controversial» lines from one of her books.

Mr Sattar said that the book carrying a picture of Prophet Muhammad should be banned as the government could not «take a chance» after the riots against Ms Nasreen.

The publisher of the book, Vijay Goel, said he could take the book off the market and ensure that the future editions did not carry the picture.

Ms Nasreen withdrew some lines from one of her books after Calcutta was rocked by violent protests against her on 21 November.

She now lives in a safe house in the capital, Delhi.

Demand to ban Muhammad picture

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Sakset/Fra hofta

De voldsomme protestene i Bangladesh mot forfatterinnen Taslima Nasreen har ringvirkninger over grensen til India. En delstats-statsråd i Vest-Bengal vil ha forbudt en bok med bilde av profeten.

A minister in India’s West Bengal state has called for a ban on a book carrying a picture the Prophet Muhammad.

Minority affairs minister Abdus Sattar said the picture on the cover could lead to «religious tensions».

The book, published six months ago, is on former Indian president and philosopher S Radhakrishnan.

The demand to ban the book comes days after violent protests by Muslims against Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen in the state capital Calcutta.

Muslim groups alleged that Ms Nasreen’s writing ridicules Islam. Last week, the writer said she would withdraw some «controversial» lines from one of her books.

Mr Sattar said that the book carrying a picture of Prophet Muhammad should be banned as the government could not «take a chance» after the riots against Ms Nasreen.

The publisher of the book, Vijay Goel, said he could take the book off the market and ensure that the future editions did not carry the picture.

Ms Nasreen withdrew some lines from one of her books after Calcutta was rocked by violent protests against her on 21 November.

She now lives in a safe house in the capital, Delhi.

Demand to ban Muhammad picture

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