Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen said on Saturday that she did not think India is an intolerant nation, reports The Hindu. Nasreen was speaking at the Kerala Literature Festival in Kozhikode. The writer who is living in exile in India said, “I think most people are quite tolerant of each others’ faith. The laws in India do not support intolerance. But there are so many intolerant people in this country”, she said.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>She also asked that why secularists were questioning Hindu fundamentalists and not Islamist fundamentalists. She added that democracy which was based on pseudo-securalism was not a true democracy at all.She condemned the Dadri incident and praised the intellectuals for leading the Award Wapsi movement. She spoke about the issue of religion being used to oppress women. She said all religions were anti-woman as they are misused by fundamentalists. She said, “You have to keep religion separated from government. There is no need to practise 7th Century laws in the 21st Century.”

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Taslima Nasreen says India not intolerant, asks why secularists only target Hindu fundamentalists