In her tweet on Monday, Nasreen, who was forced to leave Kolkata in 2007, accused Gangopadhyay of molesting her, and creating circumstances so that her book was banned and she was ousted from the city.
The Left Front government decided to force Nasreen out of the city following a violent protest by a Muslim group which objected to her stay for her disparaging remarks against the Prophet in the third part of her autobiography, Dwikhandita.
The book was banned by the Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee government. Later, the ban was lifted by the Calcutta High Court.
When contacted by The Indian Express, Gangopadhyay, said he was shocked at Nasreen’s accusations. “I cannot understand why she is raising these allegations now. I have always said I was opposed to all bans of any literary work and I always fought against it. When she was driven out of Kolkata I said Buddhadeb should have taken the risk of keeping her in Kolkata even though the government fell. And when Dwikhandita was published I told her privately that she should not have revealed her relationship with those people who were still alive. In any case I don’t care (about what she says)...I stick to my principles,’’ he said.
Nasreen hit back saying: “Is there a time frame to level an accusation? Why can’t I reveal the crime Sunilda has committed? I made that comment on Twitter because Sunilda was critical of the action the state government took in case of IPS officer Nazrul Islam’s book. The same man who was part of the plot to throw me out of Kolkata is now posing to be a sage.”
Even if it is true that Gangopadhyay molested you, you did not object then and went with it. If anything happened, it was probably with consent from you as well. Do you understandstand what does it mean by "sexual harassment"? If you do, then you should have filed a case then. It appears like name and fame. However, this is not going to happen. You are almsot fogotten both in Bangladesh and India. And your books are rubish - those do not stand the test of time. If you really like to be remembered, you need to come to your senses - be some one like Rokeya. What did you do other than writing a few books that only hurt the sentiments of so many people. There are good ways to protest social injusice - but the way you did is very wrong - it has resulted your becoming a foreigner for life - I doubt you will never be able to come back to Bangladesh or India. Who does like a trouble like you?
Dear Taslima , We have had enough trouble with your trash literature (?) . Hence , please stay away from it . Before throwing mud on a personality like Sunil Ganguli , you better make yourself eligible to stand with him on the same podium . I doubt quality of those publishers who so far published your mindless provocative trash porno like works . Now you are in exile and be there till the time you find another reason to turn the media focus on you .
Nasreen, keep it up. We need few more Nasreens to expose the fundamentalist jihadis and their gangs like leftists.