Taslima serial postponed after protests

Minority leaders had warned the channel to abandon the telecast of the serial 'Dusahobas'.

Written by Press Trust Of India | Kolkata | Published:December 20, 2013 4:12 am

The broadcast of a Bengali TV serial whose script was written by exiled Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen was postponed indefinitely on Thursday after Muslim leaders raised objections,despite both the channel and the author clarifying that the story had nothing to do with religion.

Minority leaders from the ‘Milli Ittehad Parishad’ and Maulana Nurur Rahman Barkati,Shahi Imam of the Tipu Sultan Mosque in Kolkata,had warned the channel to abandon the telecast of the serial ‘Dusahobas’ (translated roughly as living difficult) on the ground that it hurts religious sentiments.

Taslima told PTI that the story of the serial,which was earlier scheduled to be broadcast from Thursday night on the newly launched ‘Aakash Aath’ channel,is about a Hindu family settled in the city.

“There is not even the ‘R’ of religion in the story. No one has seen the serial. Then why are they opposing it?” the 51-year-old feminist author said from Delhi.

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