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Bangladesh teacher arrested over banned book


DHAKA — A head teacher in Bangladesh has been arrested after a banned book regarded by some Muslims as blasphemous was found in her college, police said Wednesday.

Yunus Ali was arrested from the KC Technical and Business Management College in the coastal district of Pirojpur after police discovered a copy of Taslima Nasreen’s novel “Lajja” (“Shame”) in the college library, police inspector Abdul Malek said.

Nasreen was forced to flee the country in 1994 after radical Muslims accused her of blasphemy over the novel, which depicts the life of a Hindu family persecuted by Muslims in Bangladesh.

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