Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen, who is facing criminal charges for "anti-Islamic" views, has been attacked by thugs in Hyderabad.
A police official in the southern city of Hyderabad, where outraged Islamic activists flung a bouquet, a satchel and other items at Nasreen Thursday during a press event, said the author faces a charge of hurting Muslim feelings.
“A case was booked against Taslima Nasreen that her anti-Islamic views and writings hurt Muslim sentiments,” city police official L.K. Shinde told AFP.
Under the Indian penal code, promoting “disharmony or feelings of enmity, hatred or ill-will” between groups on the basis of religion is punishable by up to three years in jail.