A Bangladeshi born author Taslima Nasreen who is now in Kolkata has been threatened by religious edict , Fatwa of an Imam from a Kolkata mosque. The Imam alleges that Taslima has been speaking against Islam and destroying the communal harmony.
Taslima denies these allegations and says that she is trying to uphold the rights of women. It is , however, alleged that in a recent seminar in Kolkata Taslima said that in this age of technology , religion is no longer needed.
Taslima Nasreen is a self exiled author from Bangladesh and has been living abroad since she was threatened by a Islami zealots in Bangladesh.