Muslim lawmakers attack Taslima Nasreen (Reuters)
"On Thursday, lawmakers and members of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen party attacked her at the press club in Hyderabad at the launch of a Telugu translation of one of her novels.
"An uneasy-looking Nasreen backed into a corner as several middle-aged men threw a leather case, bunches of flowers and other objects at her head and threatened her with a chair, according to a Reuters witness and television pictures.
"Some of the mob shouted for her death."
In response, Hyderabad police book a charge against Nasrin. See:
Hyderabad police lodge case against Taslima Nasreen (rediff, August 11, 2007)
Interview with Bangladeshi Writer Taslima Nasrin (Frontline, August 29-September 7, 2007): "Threats and attempts on my life are not new to me. But the anger is not against this five-and-half-feet-tall person sitting in front of you; the anger is against my ideas. But it is ridiculous to think that I am alone in having such ideas."