Saket Gokhale files complaint against Taslima Nasreen over 'Boycott Islam' tweet
Saket Gokhale files complaint against Taslima Nasreen over 'Boycott Islam' tweet
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Activist Saket Gokhale on Friday filed a complaint with the visa section of the Union Home Ministry as well as Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO) against Bangladeshi author-in-exile Taslima Nasreen over her "Boycott Islam" tweet.

Gokhale, in his letter to MHA's visa wing and FRRO, said Taslima Nasreen's tweet "is a blatant and intentional attempt to spread communal disharmony and hatred in our country". "May it be noted that foreigners on any kind of visa are not allowed to be involved in political activities during their residence in the country," he added.

Gokhale further urged them to take immediate cognizance of the matter and tweeted, "A Swedish national spreading communal hate speech in India will NOT be tolerated."

Taslima Nasreen's "Boycott Islam" tweet comes on the heels of the recent terror attacks in France, including the attack on Thursday inside a church in the city of Nice, in which three people were killed and several others injured.

On Thursday, a knife-wielding attacker Brahim Aouissaoui shouting "Allahu Akbar" reportedly beheaded a woman and killed two other people. According to the officials, Aouissaoui was from Tunisia and had arrived in Europe on board a migrant boat last month. A Quran, two phones and a 12-inch knife were found in Aouissaoui's possession, said chief anti-terrorist prosecutor Jean-Francois Ricard.

In a separate incident on Thursday, the police in France's Montfavet, near the southern city of Avignon, shot dead a man who was threatening passerby with a handgun. Radio station Europe 1 reported that this man, too, was shouting "Allahu Akbar".

France is also reeling from heightened tensions after an assailant decapitated Samuel Paty, a French middle school history teacher, after he had shown caricatures of Prophet Mohammed to his students earlier this month.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday condemned the recent terror acts in France, including the heinous attack in Nice inside a church. "Our deepest and heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and the people of France," he said. "India stands with France in the fight against terrorism," he added.

Earlier, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Wednesday condemned the killing of Samuel Paty. "We offer our condolences to his family and the people of France," MEA said. “There is no justification for terrorism for any reason or under any circumstance," it added.

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