As several states witnessed protests against controversial remarks about the Prophet on Friday, Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen said the Prophet would have been shocked to see the “folly of Muslim fanatics”.
Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen delved into the ongoing controversy over comments made by former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma when she said if the Prophet Muhammad were alive today, he would have been shocked to see the madness of “Muslim fanatics” in the world. The statement came as protests erupted in several states on Saturday, forcing authorities to suspend internet services in some areas. “No one is above criticism, no human, no saint, no messiah, no prophet, no god. Critical examination is necessary to make the world a better place,” said the Muslim author who prefers to call herself an atheist. . Day of protests: From Delhi to Ranchi, the prophet’s remarks shake India
Following protests following Friday prayers, all internet services were suspended in Ranchi in Jharkhand and Howrah in West Bengal. In Uttar Pradesh, people threw stones at police personnel in Prayagraj and Saharanpur as Delhi witnessed a massive gathering of protesters outside Jama Masjid. Internet services were interrupted in the towns of Bhaderwah and Kishtwar and in the city of Srinagar as a precautionary measure. Mobile internet has also been suspended in parts of Kashmir.
The Union Home Office has asked police chiefs in all states and union territories to be prepared and alert after sporadic incidents of violence were reported.
As the row started from a televised debate in which BJP National Spokesperson Nupur Sharma took part and made a controversial remark about the Prophet, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board on Friday called on Muslim scholars not to participate in the debates of the television channels whose ‘goal is only to ridicule Islam and make fun of Muslims’.
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