Vol. 5 Num 1141 Tue. August 14, 2007  

Case filed against Indian MP for threatening to kill Taslima

The police in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad filed a case against a legislator of an Islamic party who had threatened to kill exiled Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen if she visits the city again.

After securing permission from a local magistrate, the police registered the case against Akbaruddin Owaisi, legislator of Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM), on Saturday night on charges of criminal intimidation.

The case against Owaisi came five days after Nasreeen was attacked at a function in Hyderabad Press Club to mark the release of her book "Shodh".

The police have already filed a case against Nasreen on charges of hurting religious sentiments.

The case against Owaisi came against the backdrop of outcry that police was going soft on MIM leaders involved in the attack.