Facebook restores Taslima Nasreen's account
Controversial Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen's Facebook account has been restored on Thursday after being disabled by Islamic fundamentalist for her posts.
Nasreen took to micro-blogging site Twitter on Thursday to inform the development and also thanked people for slamming the deactivation of her Facebook account.
"Finally, I got my Facebook back. Thanks to supportive media and my FB friends and followers. Hey Facebook, please ignore fanatics' complaints," tweeted Nasreen.
Nasreen had accused the Facebook authorities of "pacifying Islamic fundamentalists" after her account was disabled on Tuesday.
"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 medium to connect with my readers. But even that is not being allowed," the author said on Wednesday.
Nasreen, who incurred the ire of the fundamentalists and had to leave Bangladesh in 1998 after her novel "Lajja" (shame) hit the stands, said her account had been deleted earlier too on several occasions.
Several writers, including former Lalit Kala Akademi chairman Ashok Vajpeyi, had slammed the move. - IANS