Controversial Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen’s Facebook account was disabled after her posts were reported by Islamic fundamentalists, the author said on Wednesday. Dubbing the move as “totally unacceptable”, eminent writers raised doubts over Facebook’s “open” nature and called for safeguards to be put in place.
“Since Tuesday my Facebook account has been disabled. Despite several requests, the Facebook authorities have not revived my account. They have done it to pacify the Islamic fundamentalists who don’t want me to share my thoughts on the social media,” Nasreen told IANS from New Delhi. The exiled writer slammed Facebook authorities for denying her the medium to interact with her readers. “I am banned from entering Bangladesh and West Bengal; my readers can’t access my writings because they too are banned. So, I was using Facebook as a media to connect with my readers. But even that is not being allowed.”