Namaz should be offered only at mosque and eidgah: Taslima Nasreen

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: May 07, 2018, 04:49 PM IST

Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen, an advocate of women rights and a vehement critic of religious fundamentalism has been facing death threats for a long time. Photograph:(AFP)

Bangladesh-born Taslima Nasreen, 55, who fled her country after a fundamentalist blacklash over her book Lajja in the 90s, backed Haryana chief minister's move to not to allow namaz in public places. 

Reacting to the increased number of incidents of disrupting namaz in different areas of Gurugram, Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday said namaz should only be offered in mosques/eidgahs.

Taslima who now lives in Sweden and had spent considerable time in West Bengal spoke out against Nawaz in public places.

Speaking out against the practice of offering Namaz at public places, Taslima Nasreen tweeted: "Namaz should be offered at mosque and Eidgah.   Makes sense.  Should be applicable for other worshipers too. Blocking public places not good."