Indian author Sushmita Banerjee shot dead in Afghanistan

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Suspected Taliban militants shot dead the Indian author Sushmita Banerjee, writer of a popular book about her dramatic escape from the Taliban in the 90s, in eastern Afghan province of Paktika on Wednesday night, police said on Thursday.


"We found her bullet riddled body near Madrassa on the outskirts of Sharan city (the provincial capital) this morning," provincial police chief Dawlat Khan Zadran told AFP, confirming earlier reports from Indian media.

Ms Banerjee, 49, was a fairly well-known writer whose book "Kabuliwala's Bengali Wife", about her dramatic escape from the Taliban was made into a Bollywood film in 2003. 

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  1. What a shame it is that the historical religious founders – Jesus et al – can’t be brought back to life so that they can witness first hand how their followers behave in their name; would they, I wonder, be proud or appalled?

    They could also stand trial for the gross crimes against humanity that they set in train down the centuries.

    Come to think of it, any number of present day religious leaders could also face charges for inciting hatred, engendering ignorance, implication in cases of child rape, accessary before the fact of murder, genicide, arson and theft.

    What a sorry shower they are!

  2. Read this earlier and my first thought was that another foreign war fought in vain did not meet any of the goals set for the war.

    Barbarism before and after troop presence.

    If nothing changes, religion in this case, then nothing changes.

  3. Trust she had read Quran/Hadith/Sirat-Rasulallah before she chose to convert to Islam and migrated to Afganistan. I find this news, although disgusting to the hilt, inline with what Islam’s prophet had meted out to his opponents in his era (one such example is from Sirut R’h wherein Mohammad had legs of an old woman tied to two separate camel and had the camel driven in opposite direction. Her crime was to be critical of the prophet)….i am speechless and overwhelmed as to why people choose Islam in this information age.

    • In reply to #5 by RSingh:

      Trust she had read Quran/Hadith/Sirat-Rasulallah before she chose to convert to Islam and migrated to Afganistan. I find this news, although disgusting to the hilt, inline with what Islam’s prophet had meted out to his opponents in his era (one such example is from Sirut R’h wherein Mohammad had legs of an old woman tied to two separate camel and had the camel driven in opposite direction. Her crime was to be critical of the prophet)….i am speechless and overwhelmed as to why people choose Islam in this information age.

      Which can also be said about why people would chose Hinduism considering the traumatizing discrimination the caste system has visited on generations.

      • In reply to #6 by godsbuster:

        In reply to #5 by RSingh:

        Which can also be said about why people would chose Hinduism considering the traumatizing discrimination the caste system has visited on generations.

        I don’t think people “choose” any particular religion. Dr. Dabholkar(who was killed a few days ago) had a view that circumstances impose on people a need to believe in something or somebody and only rational scientific thinking can free us from it.

        • In reply to #10 by tejas_gokhale01:

          In reply to #6 by godsbuster:

          In reply to #5 by RSingh:

          Which can also be said about why people would chose Hinduism considering the traumatizing discrimination the caste system has visited on generations.

          I don’t think people “choose” any particular religion. Dr. Dabholkar(who was killed a few d…

          I think RSingh and I were using “choose” figuratively. But you’re right, words have meanings and it is important to never miss an opportunity to make clear and reiterate the pernicious and abusive way religion is most commonly perpetuated and perpetrated: by childhood indoctrination.

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