Kolkata : Exiled Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen on Wednesday demanded the resignation of former Supreme Court judge A.K. Ganguly as the chief of the West Bengal Human Rights Commission over allegations of sexual assault.
Even as the nationwide chorus for his resignation continues to grow, a defiant Ganguly has refused to demit office. Nasreen said the allegations against Ganguly and Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal show that even men from educated and elite backgrounds may commit such offences.
“I think he should step down because it’s the Human Rights Commission. After the allegations that have been made against him, it’s not in favour of the commission if he stays in the post,” Nasreen told reporters here via a video conference from Delhi.
The author was talking about the launch of Bengali TV serial ‘Dusahobas’ based on a story penned by her.